Derby against ASSE, Jérôme Boateng accuses the referee


OL was joined in the derby against theASSE, in extra time (1-1, 90e+5). Regretting the draw conceded on penalty, Jérôme Boateng point the finger at arbitration.

OL: Boateng “thinks the referee did not have control of the match”

OL were very close to victory on the ground of their enemy ASSE, in the first leg derby of the 2021-2022 season, but got caught in the last moments of the match. Through a penalty converted by Wahbi Khazri, it’Olympique Lyonnais eventually lost 2 points. Frustrated after the equalizerAS Saint-Étienne in extra time, Jérôme Boateng accuses arbitration. “I think the referee did not have control of the match. It’s difficult, but he has to make better decisions”, he told the microphone of Premium Video, in remarks reported by Foot01.

Note that OL led (1-0) thanks to a goal ofHoussem Aouar shortly before half-time (42nd). The Greens’ tying goal was a foul by Jason Denayer. Referee François Letexier had awarded the penalty after viewing the images. Long before the fault of the Belgian central defender, the goalkeeper of the Gones, Anthony Lopes had been excluded for playing the ball with the hand, outside the penalty area. On this action, the central referee also resorted to video before sending off the Lyon goalkeeper (74e).

Lyon deserved to win the derby according to the German defender

Recall that the latter was replaced by Julian Pollersbeck. Moreover, Jérôme Boateng felt that OL deserved to win the derby last night, given the many missed opportunities. “It was a tough game, but we were the better team. We didn’t score the 2nd and 3rd goals, although we had a lot of chances”, he regretted.


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