Barcelona Coach after 2-0 Loss to Seville: I Don’t Know Why VAR Hasn’t Intervened


In the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals, Seville beat Barcelona 2-0, a result that Ronald Koeman believes was tough.

The VAR did not seem to interfere, and Koeman was left bemused by this.

“I don’t know why the VAR has not intervened,” he said.

“Mateu Lahoz [the referee] I think was good in general,” Koeman said.

“Of course, there was always doubt with the incident of the penalty, because everyone says it was a penalty, so I have to believe them – not only the Barca people [said it should have been a penalty].”

The Barcelona coach does not agree that Seville’s 2-0 first-leg semi-final victory was a fair reflection of the match, although the officials were also questioned.

“It is a result with too much reward for them,” Koeman said. “We have seen a Barca playing well, creating a very clear chance.

“We have put a lot of pressure in the second half. I cannot blame the team. There is another game left, we have to try to win and play the final.

“It is difficult at 2-0. We had opportunities to score, but their defence was good, as was their goalkeeper too, but at home, this Barca is capable of anything.”


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