Milan director Leonardo was furious with AC Milan loss to Olympiakos
AC Milan director Leonardo was furious with the lack of VAR after Olympiacos was awarded a penalty for a 3-1 win to knock out the Rossoneri out of the Europa League on goal difference.
Milan could’ve afforded to lose 1-0 or even 2-1, but 3-1 was the result would see them out with their Greek opponents pushing for a win and got deservedly ahead through Pape Abou Cisse and Cristian Zapata deflected own goal before the defender went on the other end to head from a corner off his body but a controversial penalty conceded by Ignazio Abate was converted by Konstantinos Fortounis for the win.
Milan director Leonardo blasted UEFA for lack of VAR following the 3-1 loss
“We are out of the Europa League and have to evaluate everything. I just want to see the footage of the goals and the penalty before saying what I think,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“It looks to me as if the penalty was non-existent. On a couple of occasions too, they had this system of putting the hand on the corner as if to wait for someone else and taking it, outside the corner, which we tried once and the referee whistled to stop us.
“If you go out of the Europa League for something like that, in the days of VAR, it becomes difficult to just accept a result. It’s ridiculous that an instrument like VAR that everyone now uses cannot be used in a European tournament.