No Infantino comments on referee

FIFA president Gianni Infantino refused to comment on referee Deniz Aytekin’s performance in Wednesday’s clash between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

Marca reports the referee will be demoted from officiating in European competition after failing to award the Parisians penalties for a Javier Mascherano handball in the first-half and foul on Angel Di Maria in the second, before awarding Barca a controversial late penalty.

"What you saw was an incredible match," Infantino told reporters after a FIFA executive football summit on Thursday.

"This shows that football is really a fantastic game.

"Was the challenge on Suarez a penalty? Whether that particular case was an injustice or not, we can leave it to the judgement of the referee at this stage.

“Video technology? We were saying we have really to be careful if we want to change the rules, because football is such an incredible game.

"Whenever you have the feeling you have seen everything, something else comes that you have never seen before.

"VAR will be there in future, hopefully, to correct, clear mistakes of the referee. In this case I don't know whether it was a clear mistake or not. But in future when there are clear mistakes they will be corrected."

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