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Angry Pep Explains Why He Got Sent Off In UCL Loss

Pep Guardiola: Why I Got Sent Off In UEFA Champions League Loss

By Kurt Buckerfield - Apr 11, 2018 07:28 AM @KurtLaduma

A furious Pep Guardiola was sent to the stands in Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final loss to Liverpool on Tuesday, and he has explained what he did to get sent off.

Click through the gallery above to see images of Guardiola being sent to the stands at Etihad Stadium!

City were denied a goal late in the first half that would have seen them go into the break 2-0 up, when referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz dubiously ruled Leroy Sane's strike out for offside.

An angry Guardiola protested the match official's call as the teams walked down the tunnel after the first 45 minutes, which led to Lahoz sending him to the stands for the second half.

Following the Citizens' 2-1 defeat on the night, and 5-1 aggregate loss, the Spaniard insisted that all he did was tell the referee that he got the decision wrong.

"I said it was goal, I didn't insult him," he said, according to the Daily Telegraph.

"I was right, I was correct. He's a special guy, he likes to be right, he likes to be special.

"I know what happened in Monaco last season when it was 1-1 when yellow card for Aguero, I know him from Spain he likes to be different.

"When everyone sees a thing, he wants the opposite. He's too much to send (me) off because I didn't say a wrong word."

Second half goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino saw Jurgen Klopp's side hand City their third loss in a week.

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While the Reds and Roma have booked their spots in the semi-finals, all eyes will be on Wednesday night's quarter-final second leg fixtures when Real Madrid host Juventus, and Bayern Munich host Sevilla.

Do you think Guardiola's actions warranted a sending off? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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@gunners Joined: 07 Apr 2018
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@gunners Apr 11, 2018 07:07 PM
That was a clear goal but the fool deniad it
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raagopalesa Joined: 31 May 2017
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raagopalesa Apr 11, 2018 02:17 PM
Noisy neighbours....
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raagopalesa Apr 11, 2018 02:17 PM
Noisy neighbours....
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deetumahole Apr 11, 2018 12:10 PM
@kekanejan AKA Makakanyana Udakiwe wena. You are the one who should start following football though your are brainless. Guardiola has not progressed past the semi-final stage of the competition since the 2011 Wembley final in which his Barca side beat Manchester United 3-1. Now that i educated you my girl since i just realised your the one who is wasted.
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Chicharito07 Apr 11, 2018 11:26 AM
He deserved to be sent off
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Manueldosantos Apr 11, 2018 11:22 AM
Hahaha you are the wrong 1 here @Kekanejan!
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kgosi0520 Apr 11, 2018 09:44 AM
@kekanejan pep did not the champions league with buyern
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MATHAMATICS Apr 11, 2018 09:21 AM
@kekanejan not true babah it this current coach Huches(whatever his name is). That was the season he retired after leading Bayern to treble winning. The most highlight of winning that Champions league was beating Barc 7-0 in semis!!!
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Kaizer Eleven Apr 11, 2018 09:19 AM
@kekanejan if by victory you mean lifting the trophy then Jupp Heynckes was the coach of Bayern at the time not Pep... Pep last lifted the trophy in Barcelona
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kekanejan Apr 11, 2018 08:38 AM
@deetumahole you don't follow football, last time it was with Bayern Munich in 2013 against Dortmund... Your just a waste
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CCTV Apr 11, 2018 08:34 AM
lol money can't buy you UCL. Madrid did not buy any player in the last Transfer Windo but they still standa the chance of winning it
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deetumahole Apr 11, 2018 08:22 AM
Looser... You lost Baba and the last time you tasted UCL victory was with BarCowlona. Your days of dominating UCL are long gone.
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Warras4phefeni Apr 11, 2018 08:20 AM
Pep blamed yourself in all the loses you got from last week your not fielding Kun in time shame on you.
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baba ka Luvo Apr 11, 2018 08:07 AM
this guy got histry with pep its like pitso and victor gomes
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Faysal Apr 11, 2018 08:07 AM
That is football coach
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 11, 2018 07:49 AM
You will only win UEFA again if you go to Real Madrid
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no1coachkm Apr 11, 2018 07:44 AM
The UEFA Champions League has been reknowned for tip top refreeing up until now. This is not good for football. Even an amateur refree knows as a basic that there is no offside when you play a backpass and it lands to an opponent. Shame on this Refree. Congrats to Liverpool who didn't need his help anyway.

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