Wednesday March 7 2018
‘Verratti’s red killed the game’

Paris Saint-Germain’s President claims his club were ‘dominating’ Real Madrid, until the red card shown to Marco Verratti “killed the game”.

PSG crashed out of the Champions League last 16 after a 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid on Tuesday, without ever looking like staging a comeback, yet Nasser Al-Khelaifi was adamant his side could have if Verratti stayed on the pitch.

“We’re disappointed and angry at this result,” he said after the game.

“We believed in [progression] and dominated the first half, but after the first goal came Verratti’s dismissal, which killed the game. It’s a difficult defeat to accept.

“For now, we won’t make any decisions, we’re still hot. We’ll think about what we have to do calmly.”

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