Man City vs Liverpool: Guardiola blames referee for exit from Champions League

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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has blamed referee, Antonio Mateu for this side’s exit from the Champions League.

Guardiola’s men were beaten 3-0 in the first leg at Anfield last week and lost 2-1 at The Etihad on Tuesday night .

Gabriel Jesus gave City the lead, before Leroy Sane’s effort was ruled out for offside.

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Liverpool went on to score two goals through Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firmino to seal their passage into the semi-finals.

Guardiola was sent off at half time and according to him, it was because he said “goal” to the referee.

“I didn’t insult him. I just said goal… to go to half-time 2-0, it’s different.

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“I know him from Spain, so… I could imagine it.

“We know him, the players felt it… but please, Liverpool deserve.

“Big congratulations to Liverpool, they deserve… but these decisions, impact is so big,” Guardiola said.

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