Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel Lashes Out at Referee After Their Champions League Defeat Against Real Madrid

Published 04/13/2022, 4:12 PM EDT
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel

Real Madrid have made a name for themselves for their performances on the biggest stage. They take a lot of pride in the 13 Champions League titles they have won and proved their class again yesterday. Madrid knocked Chelsea out in their quarter-final tie after a fantastic match.

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The final scoreline after two legs was 5-4, as the match went into extra time. The Los Blancos won the first leg in convincing fashion with a score-line of 3-1 courtesy of a Karim Benzema hat trick. The second leg started in a disastrous fashion for Madrid as Chelsea were up by 3-0.

However, Luka Modric pulled a magical pass out of nowhere in the dying stages of the game, which Rodrygo converted. Karim Benzema was the man of the hour again as he scored from a Vinicius Jr cross in extra time to get Madrid home.

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Thomas Tuchel didn’t like the referee’s actions after the match

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was incensed after the match as his team submitted to a daring Madrid side. He criticized the referee in his post-match interview and revealed that he didn’t agree with the referee’s actions after full-time.

He had a problem with the fact that the referee was joking around with Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti after the match.

He had a good time with my colleague Carlo Ancelotti, who is a gentleman and a nice guy, but when I wanted to go and say ‘thank you for the match,’ I see him laughing, smiling, and laughing aloud with the opponent’s coach. I think this is the very, very wrong time to do this after the final whistle,” Tuchel said.

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Tuchel accuses the referee of being biased towards Real Madrid

Tuchel went on to say that the referee wasn’t brave enough to give fouls against Madrid. He felt that Chelsea was wronged and several little decisions could’ve gone their way.

If you play against Real Madrid, you can maybe not expect that everybody has the courage. I felt little decisions also in the first leg and the second leg today as well [went against us],” he added.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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