Ismael Bennacer was dumbfounded after seeing that VAR should’ve revoked the Atletico Madrid penalty. ‘I don’t understand…’
The Rossoneri were dominant and took the lead through Rafael Leao, who also hit the frame of the goal, but the game changed when Franck Kessie received a harsh second yellow card after just 29 minutes.
Despite being down to 10 men for over an hour, as the game ultimately lasted 100 minutes with stoppages, they held out and barely allowed a shot on target until Antoine Griezmann’s equaliser at the 84th and the contentious Luis Suarez penalty deep into stoppages.
“When you lose like that, even if we gave our all, these big games are decided by the tiny details. Those are what made the difference and it hurts to lose like that,” Bennacer told Sport Mediaset.
He was shown footage confirming Thomas Lemar definitely handled before Pierre Kalulu, so the penalty should’ve been revoked via VAR.
“When I talk about this, I mean everything that happened. I don’t understand, there is VAR, they make the decision. I don’t know what to say…
“We can’t do anything about it, we have to get our heads down and be concentrated on the next game.”
Luis Suarez from the penalty spot in the 97th minute for Atletico Madrid to win it! ✅
His first Champions League goal for the club, ending a run of 25 away games in the competition without scoring…
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 28, 2021