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PSG president Al-Khelaifi storms referee room & breaks equipment

According to the referee’s report, Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi tried to storm into the referee’s dressing room and broke equipment after his side were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid.

Madrid overturned a two-goal deficit in the last-16 second leg, with Karim Benzema’s second-half hat-trick sealing a 3-2 aggregate victory for Madrid.

It was the first of Benzema’s three goals which enraged PSG, who felt Benzema should have been called for a foul on goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in the build-up.

What did Al-Khelaifi do after the game?

Al-Khelaifi’s outburst was documented in the referee’s report, as he “behaved aggresively and tried to enter the referee’s dressing room. When the referee asked them to leave, the president hit a piece of the assistant’s equipment, breaking it.”

According to Marca, Al-Khelaifi’s behaviour was recorded by a Real Madrid employee, who will likely send the footage to UEFA to study for a possible punishment.

What was said?

“The decision on Donnarumma is not fair,” Leonardo said after the game to Canal+. “The foul exists and it is clear. It’s impossible not to consult the VAR.

“But I’m not looking for excuses. We’ll have to see what we did.”

Source: Goal

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