Paris Saint-Germain news: Julian Draxler held back by team-mate while trying to confront referee after his side were thrashed 5-1 by Lille
Julian Draxler had to be led away by a team-mate when he tried to confront the referee in the tunnel following Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat at Lille.
PSG were thrashed 5-1 by the second placed side in Ligue 1 and missed out on a chance to secure another league title.
It was their worst defeat in 10 years but it is inevitable that they will secure the trophy as they currently lead by 17 points.
Footage after the game shows Draxler being led away by goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and another man.
He can be heard shouting: “Why do we have VAR if you do not look? Explain that to me!”
Areola urges the 25-year-old to calm down before leading him towards the dressing room.
Kylian Mbappe, who had two goals ruled out for offside, was also fuming with the referee, Benoit Bastian.
He said: “This referee takes the Coupe de la Ligue from us, he takes our players from us, he takes everything.”
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PSG were unhappy with the referee’s decision to send off Juan Bernat after 36 minutes for a foul on Nicolas Pepe.
They also thought the referee should have reviewed Mbappe’s goals with VAR.
Club president Nasser Al Khelaifi also complained: “We need to raise the level of French football! We need to raise the level of French football!”
Source: SportsLatest TS