Angry Pep Explains Why He Got Sent Off In UCL Loss
Pep Guardiola: Why I Got Sent Off In UEFA Champions League Loss
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.
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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.
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.
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