Busquets critical of ref

Sergio Busquets labelled yesterday’s referee as ‘not calm until PSG equalised’ in Barcelona’s 2-2 draw in France.

The Catalans return to Spain for next week’s second leg with the advantage of away goals in this Champions League quarter-final.

For Busquets, though, focus was on PSG’s first equaliser of the night, which was scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic from an offside position.

“The referee wasn’t calm until after they had equalised,” complained the midfielder afterwards.

“It’s impossible for the linesman to not see that Ibra’s scored in an offside position.

“They booked us for anything and they called too many fouls, but now we can’t do anything.

“We’ve lost Messi and Mascherano, that’s the most important thing. We have to win at home.”

Busquets surmised the performance of his team too.

“We started off with a few doubts, but as time went on we gained confidence and we took the lead, the 1-1 was scored from a clear offside position, but we can’t do anything about that.

“With the 1-2 we thought we had won, but we weren’t lucky.”

“Possession, chances and controlling Lavezzi, Ibra, Moura…We’re going to try to win the second leg, not draw.”

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