However, despite Correa’s impressive showing proving key in securing the win for Simeone, the Argentinian was left incensed by the decision to award the hosts a second half spot kick.
Simeone angrily remonstrated with the fourth official at the time and his frustration carried over into the post match interview.
“The other day we were in meeting with the referees and it is very difficult to understand what is handball and what is not”, he told an interview with Marca at the Estadio Balaidos.
“I still believe VAR is very good but referees should seek to decide what they see as the best decision.”
Up next for Simeone’s title holders is a home game against Elche next weekend at the Estadio Wanda Metrpolitano.
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