England legend, Rio Ferdinand haa blamed the referee and VAR officers for not displaying a pink card to Chelsea captain, César Azpilicueta throughout their 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid within the Champions League final 16 second leg in London on Wednesday.
Hakim Ziyech’s first-half opener and Emerson Palmieri’s late effort secured a 3-0 combination win for Thomas Tuchel’s facet
Chelsea had gained the primary leg 1-0 in Madrid due to Olivier Giroud’s overhead kick.
Nevertheless, Ferdinand, a former Manchester United defender felt Chelsea had been fortunate to not end the sport with 10 males.
Azpilicueta underneath hit a backpass in direction of his goalkeeper Edouard Mendy after which tugged Atletico’s Yannick Carassco’s waist to cease him from chasing the ball however the officers neglected and no penalty was awarded.
“It’s a shame,” Ferdinand informed BT Sport. “If I’m a participant or supervisor within the Atletico dressing room, you’re screaming, you’re going bananas.
“That needs to be going to VAR, the referee needs to be referred to as to the perimeters and stated check out this. He takes one take a look at that, 100% pink card I’m telling you and the sport’s totally different.”