A Liverpool fan has gone viral after he correctly predicted the events in the club’s Champions League match at Manchester City.
The elevated view was not out of choice but for allowing his emotions to boil over as the players departed for the halftime break.
They thought they had a second shortly before half-time when a loose ball bounced off Liverpool’s James Milner for Leroy Sane to turn in, but the goal was wrongly ruled out for offside.
UEFA says Guardiola has been charged with “improper conduct” and “dismissal from the bench” during Man City’s 2-1 loss on Tuesday. He said, “From Milner it came?'”. It would have been different to go in 2-0.
Leading 3-0 from the first leg, the Reds fell behind at the start of a first half dominated by the home side. Guardiola also pointed to Salah’s opener last week, which he claimed was offside, as another crucial decision that caused City to be eliminated, as well as two other key decisions he believed were wrong in that match.
Roberto Firmino struck with 13 minutes remaining to put the tie beyond doubt, but Klopp admits his players needed a strong message at half-time.
The double defending champions Real Madrid are priced as the 6/4 favourites to lift the trophy for the third season running.
Liverpool have progressed to the semi-final stage of the Champions League for the first time since back in 2008. Liverpool were far more clinical with their chances over the two legs.
Just a blip was expected, Guardiola argued, when City has set such high standards until now with exhilarating performances.
Speaking just after the final whistle to BT Sport, Guardiola said the referee overreacted in sending him to the stands. “You have to analyse game by game”. Victory would have secured the Premier League at the hands of their bitter rivals, and Guardiola’s desire to look at the bigger picture was understandable – given the ugly unfolding of events from his latest vantage point.
Mateu Lahoz, who made six bookings at the Etihad, is renowned for being one of the most controversial referees in the game.
“But it’s hard to talk about a goal, and whether it’s allowed or not”.
It seems Giannini hasn’t forgiven Liverpool for winning the 1984 European Cup when the English club took on Roma at the Olympic stadium. The only win, 3-2 against Barcelona, was not enough to turn around another Champions League last-four deficit.
He said: “Guardiola hasn’t got the respect he should for referees”.