England legend, Rio Ferdinand haa blamed the referee and VAR officers for not exhibiting a crimson 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 aspect
Chelsea had received the primary leg 1-0 in Madrid due to Olivier Giroud’s overhead kick.
Nevertheless, Ferdinand, a former Manchester United defender felt Chelsea have been fortunate to not end the sport with 10 males.
Azpilicueta beneath hit a backpass in the 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 ignored 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 ought to be going to VAR, the referee ought to be known as to the edges and mentioned check out this. He takes one take a look at that, 100% crimson card I’m telling you and the sport’s totally different.”