Edinson Cavani feels Barcelona's Champions League comeback was unfair
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani insists that the Champions League humbling at the hands of Barcelona was unfair owing to a number of wrong decisions made in the game.
Les Parisiens took a 4-0 first-leg lead against Barcelona in the quarter-final stage of the premier competition, and they appeared to be cruising towards the final four before a referee blunder cost them the tie.
The former French champions were trailing at 3-1 in the second leg when a clear penalty on Angel di Maria was denied by referee DenizAytekin. The official later on awarded a spot kick to Neymar which looked as a dive, and this brought the Catalan giants back into the game with a late winner from Sergio Roberto clinching a notable 6-1 win for the Spanish club.
Speaking to French publication L'Equipe, the Uruguay international reflected on the result stating that anyone who had watched the highlights would realise the refereeing injustice made in the return leg, he said: "That [game] marked the history of PSG. It is a moment that has affected us all and it was something inexplicable and unexpected. Just turn on the TV and watch the images of the game to realise why it was unfair."
The former Napoli player also expressed that his fellow teammates deserved more from the encounter, and there is still a sense of sadness among the group, he added: "It is true that with a 3-1 [score] nobody could imagine such a comeback, but then several things happened that made us lose. We feel a great sadness, bitterness and rage, as the things that happened aren't normal in football."
As a result, Les Parisiens not only lost their quest for the European title but also lost their French title to AS Monaco, who lost just three games over the course of their Ligue 1 winning season.