Emery: ‘Same ref with same standards’

Paris Saint-Germain Coach Unai Emery wants ‘the same referee with the same standards’ in the second leg of the Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

Despite taking the lead at the Bernabeu, the French side were beaten 3-1 on Wednesday night and must now win the return fixture by at least two goals in order to progress to the quarter finals.

And Emery was unhappy with the standard of refereeing in the Spanish capital, with the officials allowing Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal to stand despite an apparent offside.

"For the return leg, I would like to have the same referee that we had in Madridand exactly the same standards,” the Basque tactician commented.

"By that I mean that there is an advantage for whoever is playing at home.

"What I am saying is not subjective. On Real's second goal, there was an offside that was not flagged up and whistled for.

"Conversely, I watched Lyonplay against Villarreal and I found the refereeing to be quite balanced. There were favourable and unfavourable decisions for and against Lyon."

PSG face Strasbourg, a double-header with Marseille and a trip to Troyes before the second leg at the Parc des Princes, with Emery under increasing pressure to save his job.

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