PSG complain about referee's 'errors' in Barcelona Champions League thrashing

PSG believe refereeing "errors" contributed to their defeat

PSG have submitted an official complaint to Uefa

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

French club Paris Saint-Germain say "errors" by the referee contributed to their calamitous defeat to Barcelona at the Camp Nou last week.

The wealthy Ligue 1 club took a four-goal advantage into their second-round, second-leg clash in the Catalan capital, but saw their lead wiped out in a 6-1 defeat that has gone down as the most remarkable comeback in Champions League history.

Now the Parisian club has sent a complaint to Uefa about the referee, according to local media.

The complaint, according to local newspaper Le Parisien, details the "errors" made by German referee Deniz Aytekin.

The newspaper claims: "The objective sought by the Paris bosses is evidently not to get the match replayed, but more to make themselves heard and earn a form of respect."

The referee's performance has received criticism in light of the match, particularly his failure to award PSG a penalty at a crucial stage in the second half.

However PSG's players have also come under scrutiny for their perceived fragility in surrendering such a commanding lead.