Pochettino suggests UEFA to investigate into claims made by PSG players that the referee swore at them

A double from Riyad Mahrez sent City into their first-ever final at the expense of PSG, who went down 4-1 on aggregate after failing to score at the Etihad Stadium.

Verratti claimed he was sworn at by Kuipers, while Herrera alleged, he heard team-mate Leandro Paredes being verbally abused by the Dutch official at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

PSG players Marco Verratti and Ander Herrera accused referee Bjorn Kuipers of swearing at club’s players during Manchester City defeat. Both the ex-Manchester United player and Marco Verratti alleged wrongdoing on the part of the match official on Tuesday.

Verratti claimed he was sworn at by Kuipers, while Herrera alleged, he heard team-mate Leandro Paredes being verbally abused by the Dutch official at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

A double from Riyad Mahrez sent City into their first-ever final at the expense of PSG, who went down 4-1 on aggregate after failing to score at the Etihad Stadium. The final minutes saw tempers boil over, with Angel Di Maria seeing red and players from both sides clashing before Kuipers brought proceedings to a close.

Verratti in an interview said: “I think the best thing to do is to take a good look at each other, we were in the race until Di Maria was sent off. At that point we needed a miracle. The only thing I don’t like is when the referee tells you to “f*** off”, we always try to be respectful, but he did that three or four times during the game.”

“He started giving yellow cards here and there and we became a little nervous. It’s not his fault. Manchester City deserve to qualify, they have great players. We could have done more in the first leg.”

Herrera told French media outlet RMC Sport: “We talk about respect towards referees. If we say that, we get a three or four-match ban.” PSG head coach Mauricio Pochettino has suggested there should be an investigation into the claims by governing body UEFA.

Verratti explained to the TV in an interview,” Pochettino said in his post-match news conference. “We need to believe in what they are telling us. I didn’t hear nothing from the touchline. If something is there and it is how they explain, maybe UEFA will investigate the situation.”

“That is not an excuse. The most important is that we’re not in the final, that is why we feel really sad.” PSG lost to Man City in 2 legged semi-finals by an aggregate of 4-1. Chelsea and Real Madrid will face each other tonight in the other semi-final. The winner will face City in Istanbul.

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