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Juninho: "We are disappointed but especially because of the refereeing"

Published on 28 February 2021 at 8:51 PM
Juninho : « On est déçus mais surtout à cause de l’arbitrage »
OL's sporting director Juninho spoke after Lyon's draw at the Vélodrome.

Juninho

“The ball hit Paqueta's hand but it hit his stomach before that. That means you can't give him a yellow card. We also saw a handball from Nagatomo afterwards. The match was decided by the referee. Marseille had a good match. It was a tough game. We had a good first 30 minutes. Then we dropped the pace and let Marseille come back into the match in midfield. After Paqueta’s being sent off, it was hard to build play. But the players put in a lot of physical effort. We had a few chances on the counter. We left with a point. This is not the first time that refereeing decisions have not gone in our favor. We all would have liked to win and we've dropped two points. We are disappointed in the result today, but mainly because of the refereeing… We dominated early in the match, we had our chances even if some of our choices may not have been the right ones. The second half was more balanced, and we didn't concede many chances playing with ten men."