"Champions in goals canceled": Lucescu was outraged by the refereeing of Dynamo's match with Besiktas
Head coach of Dynamo Kyiv Mircea Lucescu has criticized the refereeing of his team's match against Istanbul Besiktas in the Conference League qualification. In particular, the Romanian specialist was outraged by the cancelation of Oleksandr Karavaev's goal, as well as the penalty for Denis Popov's alleged handball.
Lucescu said this at a press conference after the game in Bucharest, the official website of Dynamo reports. The coach expressed his confidence that the referees do not correspond to the level of European cups. In addition, the Australian Jarred Gillett, who two weeks ago came up with a penalty at the gate of Kyiv in the game against Aris, was responsible for the video assisted referee system (VAR).
"Some will say I'm picking on the refereeing. However, somehow we are champions in terms of canceled goals considering such mistakes. Our goals were canceled the same way with Benfica two seasons ago ... They drew that line, rewinding a minute of the game to look for some offside, which was not there. In the episode with a penalty, when the ball changed the direction of flight after a shot from close range and the Besiktas's player head hit Popov's clamped hand, the referees also decided in favor of our opponent," Lucescu said.