Fernandinho slams VAR system after Man City crashed out of Champions League

Fernandinho slams VAR system after Man City crashed out of Champions League

- Fernandinho angry at VAR after Man City crashed out of the Champions League

- The Citizens were dumped out at the quarterfinal stage on away goals rule despite winning the match 4-3

- The Brazilian was said to have used the F' word while walking through the mix zone after the encounter

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho seems disappointed with the Video Assistant Referee after his side were dumped out of the Champions League by Tottenahm on Wednesday night, April 17.

The Citizens crashed out of the UEFA competition at the quarterfinal stage despite recording a 4-3 win over fellow Premier League rivals.

Spurs qualified for the semifinal of the competition on away goals after claiming a 1-0 win over Pep Guardiola's men in the reverse fixture with aggregate score line at 4-4.

Raheem Sterling scored a late goal which could have put the game beyond Mauricio Pochettino's reach but VAR ruled out the goal for offside.

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And according to Daily Mail, Fernandinho could not hide his displeasure after the goal was chalked off as he was caught saying 'F*** VAR'.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola admits the decision against his team was cruel most especially when one of the opposition's team was not legit.

Guardiola said: "It was cruel. This moment when it's not a legal goal, OK,' Guardiola said following the full-time whistle.

"But in the moment we celebrate in three seconds, one minute, when there's one or two minutes left we are so close to the semi-finals and after we don't concede so it's very cruel. But it is what it is."

Mauricio Pochettino admitted he is still unconvinced by the system, despite the helping hand it gave Spurs here.

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"I didn't watch. I promise, I didn't watch," he said of the replays.

"It is difficult after the game to be relaxed or calm. You need to trust in the VAR when it is against or for you.

"The decision to include VAR in football is going to change the game a little bit. I am pro the basis and trying to help the referees and maybe one year ago I was a little bit worried.

"Today my feeling is the same, when it is for you you need to accept. When it is against you, you need to accept.

"Like the penalty in the first leg or the situation Fernandinho on Harry Kane that the referee can check.

"The situations that are happening in every single game we are watching, like yesterday Barcelona against Manchester United, it was a penalty, not a penalty?"

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City have been bundled out of this season's Champions League at the quarterfinal stage by Tottenham Hotspur.

The dramatic encounter saw the Citizens claim a 4-3 win over Spurs but failed to reach the next stage on away goal rule.

Mauricio Pochettino's men qualified 4-4 on aggregate after winning the first leg by a lone goal and will now face Ajax at the last four stage later this month.

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