Ugh, I was right. Whether tactically or physically or both, Simeone retreated to Simeone-style during the last 15 minutes, basically putting all his players back, allowing Bayern to attack and praying that they wouldn't score. A foolish penalty and a brilliant penalty kick were enough for the win to slip away. Yuck.I think Simeone is playing with fire by not making any substitutions. The team looks tired.
View: https://twitter.com/scuffedpod/status/1336408882231599105McKennie with a real Jackie Chan/Zlatan finish.
Are the officials Spanish?Fourth official allegedly referred to IB assistant coach, former Cameroonian striker Achille Webo either as "negro" or "that black guy" after the IB bench was given a card following dissent from the bench over a call. Someone asked the referee who the card was on and the referee responded with a slur. Demba Ba, who plays for IB, apparently led the protest off the field and PSG players have followed suit.
Good. We don't need any BS about how Ba was screaming at the refs or whatever junk that will make this an issue about the players.Oh shit; we got hot mic footage of Demba Ba chewing out the ref:
I was so, so wrong about McKennie at Juve. I thought he'd ride the bench. Instead, he's halfway to becoming a folk hero.
Is this really a must win game for either team? They've both qualified for the knockout stage already, yes?
Sounds like the official may have been kicked out of the stadium now:
PSG-IB set to restart with the 4th official sent to the VAR booth, the VAR ref taking the 4th official's job. Not sure how this is a solution.
Edit: Nope. PSG lined up in the tunnel, but IB still in the lockerroom.
RE: ManU - I never quite understood the Euro-footballing logic of benching players who are angling for a transfer or who already have one arranged. In some instances, yes that makes sense. But as common wisdom? This was a must-win match and Pogba is their second-best player (behind Bruno these days). How does it make any sense to keep him from the pitch?It has just gone 10.30pm in Paris, where PSG’s game against Istanbul Basaksehir has been suspended for almost an hour and a half. Surely that game is not going to restart, no matter Uefa’s wishes. “On Beinsport Turkey, the reporter in place said that Demba Ba doesn’t want come back to game and sit on the bench,” emails Alp Ulagay, a Turkish sports writer based in London. “It was said that some of the players are with him. The players are still in a meeting between themselves to decide on whether to continue to the game or not.”