The Reds secured a spot in the Champions League final match in Kiev after having suffered Roma’s comeback. The referee can be blamed for a few disappointing decisions.
Roma closes its 2017-18 Champions League campaign just one goal short of another Mamma Mia moment. Di Francesco‘s men went really close to another epic ‘remuntada’ in front of a sold-out Stadio Olimpico. The 4-2 final result is the resultance of a great performance of the Giallorossi but a few questionable decisions from referee Damin Skomina could have changed the history of this clash.
The Slovenian referee denied Roma of a double-penalty neat and clear after their astonishing effort made of passion and dedication. Although Liverpool comfortably controlled the pace of the match in the first half, the Lupi bit the British prey without mercy. Dzeko‘s goal and Nainggolan‘s brace set the result 4-2 but this evening could have been different if Skomina could have reviewed his decisions perhaps using the VAR.
Unfortunately, the video assistant referee is still not in use in the European competitions but Collina, the head of the referees, should push for the implementation of this technology.
“All credit to Liverpool but there were 2 penalties for Roma tonight that would’ve changed the entire match for us…”
Roma’s director, Monchi pic.twitter.com/ECgbLIKGdy
— ItalianFootballTV (@IFTVofficial) May 2, 2018