Capello blasts Çakır mistakes in Milan-Atletico

Former AC Milan coach Fabio Capello blasts referee Cüneyt Çakır for the many mistakes that decided the match in Atletico’s favor.

A thrilling match at San Siro ended in favor of Atletico Madrid. Despite the early disadvantage, the Spaniards overturned the result with a penalty kick at the very last minute of the match but what decided the final results were the many mistakes of Turkish referee Cüneyt Çakır.

Former AC Milan coach Fabio Capello agrees that the referee’s errors decided the match. “AC Milan played very well, with great speed and great quality against a team like Atletico Madrid that was difficult to face.

Milan showed some wonderful things, but I think the match was ruined by the referee. Çakır is not up to par as I have said several times even though he has refereed the Champions League final once. He is a referee who does not know how to evaluate and this time he was not helped by VAR. What happened at San Siro tonight is very serious“.

Former Italian referee Graziano Cesari adds: “Kessie’s second yellow card was absolutely not there, it’s a very normal foul in the middle of the pitch. A lot of fussiness on the part of the referee. Instead Rebic risked more by putting his hands on him. Kessie’s red card was an infamous decision that radically changed the fate of the game”.

On Rafa Leao’s bicycle kick stopped by a non-existent offside position: “At 37 minute Leao flies towards the opponent’s area and with an overhead kick hits the crossbar. The assistant signals the offside, making a huge mistake. Beyond the disciplinary evaluations, there are completely wrong technical evaluations by the refereeing trio. I can’t understand what happened to Çakır, an expert referee who also refereed at the European Championship“.

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