20 Apr Europa League:’We see a lot of trainers do much more’ – Benfica boss Lage bemused by touchline dismissal
Eintracht Frankfurt were helped by an officiating mistake in a Europa League quarter-final triumph which left the opposing supervisor bemused
Bruno Lage contested the referee’s decision to send him into the stands after the committing of an offside purpose that led to Benfica’s Europa League departure on Thursday.
The game officials granted an essential Filip Kostic attack to stand at the 36th moment despite the Eintracht Frankfurt wing-back obviously being in an offside position when he bundled home the rebound from Mijat Gacinovic’s first shot.
Frankfurt proceeded on to win 2-0 in the front of their fans, levelling the tie at 4-4 on aggregate and progressing to the semi-finals through the away goals rule.
The episode magnified UEFA’s movement to not use VAR before the May 29 closing in Baku and Benfica boss Lage believed his touchline behavior towards German referee Daniele Orsato didn’t justify
“At the Europa League we’ve got a little monitor close to the seat and once I looked at it, I realised that the player was offside,” Lage told reporters following the game.
“I took two or three steps involving the fourth and left the signal for VAR, that was possibly a mistake of mine. We’re so utilized to using the video referee.
“That is all it had been. I wasn’t offensive. We see a lot of trainers do more.
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“The referee will realise that he made a mistake, however we also must check out our match.
“Throughout the first halfof the strain wasn’t as powerful as we desired. We got better in the second half, we attempted to go seeking the outcome, and
“I feel that although we weren’t as powerful as at the first legwe made enough chances to adapt.”
Frankfurt sporting manager Fredi Bobic confessed to taking a step of pleasure from the Benfica team’s apparent obliviousness to not having VAR.
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“It is good that there are a number of errors [left in football],” Bobic stated.
“I had to grin a bit since the entire Benfica seat asked for VAR. They need to have understood that from the Europa League you have to be a little bit lucky. That is exactly what we have.”
Eintracht head trainer Adi Hutter added:”You may give the very first target offside, but fortune is occasionally needed. We defended well and possibly had the essential luck one or twice ”