Villarreal president slams Giovani Lo Celso penalty in Liverpool defeat

Villarreal lost to Liverpool 5-2 on aggregate in the Champions League semifinal.

Villarreal club president Fernando Roig has slammed the referee for not awarding an early penalty in their second-leg game in the Champions League against Liverpool.

The Spanish giants saw a heartbreak last night when they lost to Liverpool 5-2 on aggregate in the Champions League semifinal.

The Yellow Submarine put a fabulous show at home in the first half as they took a 2-0 lead but Liverpool bounced back in the second half to spoil the party and the match ended 3-2 in favour of the Reds.

Unai Emery’s side could have made it into the first-ever final. Meanwhile, a penalty call was questioned by the president.

As per reports from Mundo Deportivo, “It was scandalous. He (Alisson) takes Lo Celso out, it’s a key move by the referee, who has been sneaky because from minute one he has always opted in their favour.

“I don’t want it as an excuse, because Liverpool are a great team, and we could have lost the first leg by more than 2-0.

“But today, the referee is not at the right level for this type of match. His performance has had an impact on the result.”

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