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Sampaoli: “The result was completely influenced by the referee.”

Marseille manager Jorge Sampaoli claimed that Sunday’s ‘Choc des Olympiques’ was “decided by refereeing errors,” in a post-match interview with Prime Video. 

The result was totally influenced by the referee. There is a forgotten penalty in the first half…It is a Classic, the referee has to be up to the task. The match was decided by the referee’s errors. It was very clear that there should have been a penalty. We conceded a penalty like that against PSG. That influences the result.”

Marseille President Pablo Longoria also spoke to Prime Video in the wake of their 3-0 defeat to Lyon, and advocated for referees to be fitted with microphones so that decisions can be better communicated with fans in attendance and at home. 

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