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UEFA announces decision on PSG Barcelona referee Deniz Aytekin

UEFA has looked into complaints on referee Deniz Aytekin performance in Barcelona’s 6-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and decided not to suspend the German from officiating.

The famous comeback was helped by three penalty decisions that went in Barcelona’s way, with Luis Suarez going down in the box in the final minute of normal time.

The converted penalty brought Barcelona within a goal of a the famous comeback and PSG were furious with several decisions made by Aytekin.

Reports in Spain claim the German was set to be demoted or even suspended by Uefa for his poor display, president Aleksander Ceferin dismissed the rumours as false.

‘We will not suspend the referee from that match, referees are not suspended,’ he told AFP.

‘When something doesn’t go well, we discuss it — but it is not a matter for suspension.

‘That would be like suspending a player who missed a penalty kick when he should simply go to the bench if he misses many penalty shots.’

Uefa confirm decision on whether to suspend PSG Barcelona referee Deniz Aytekin
The referee awarded a penalty in the final minute of normal time (Picture: Getty)

PSG sent a lengthy letter of complaint to Uefa questioning several game-changing decisions and urging the governing body to assure the same mistakes would not be repeated.

The French champions had a four goal lead heading into the second leg of the last-16 tie, but somehow conceded six goals in Barcelona.


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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3 years ago

He should be fired. Did you see how he ruined the game between Denmark and Romania. Called false offside and overturned true goal. The side line ref even apologized for wrong calls on corners and off sides that ultimately stole the won from Denmark. The man is incompetent and an embarrassment for uefa

3 years ago

Agree, he’s imcompetent and should be fired. I have seen couple matches and it was like wtf

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