Capello explodes: ‘The referee spiled the game’

Thu 25 February 2021 | 21:48

Former Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello has slammed the dismissal of Remo Freuler during Atalanta’s 1-0 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.

The Italian claimed that the match was spoiled when the midfielder was shown a straight red card just 17 minutes into the Champions League Round of 16 tie in Bergamo for a foul on



It was just outside the area and considered a clear scoring opportunity, although a yellow card would probably have been sufficient.


said after the match, in quotes carried by 

El Mundo Deportivo

: “The referee spoiled the game because he wasn’t the last man and, furthermore, (Mendy) was going away from goal. It was a yellow card. It would have been good if Atalanta could play a game as important as Real Madrid’s on equal terms.

“Did you see how Zidane laughed? He was also incredulous. Atalanta had bad luck, but there is a game in Madrid. It can still happen for them. It is enough to score a goal and not concede.”

source: SportMob