What's buzzing:

Valencia boss Pizzi slams referee after 'obvious' offside goal for Sevilla

Goal.com
Valencia boss Pizzi slams referee after 'obvious' offside goal for Sevilla
.

View photo

Valencia boss Pizzi slams referee after 'obvious' offside goal for Sevilla

Valencia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has slammed the officials after his side's 2-0 Europa League semifinal loss to Sevilla on Thursday.

The Andalusians took the lead thanks to a controversial goal from Stephane Mbia, which was closely followed by a second from Carlos Bacca.

The Argentine was livid with the decision not to flag the Cameroonian midfielder offside as he opened the scoring from close range.

"It was obvious," he told Cuatro when asked about the goal. "The action of the first goal changed the entire game.

"We need more clarification [on such contentious calls]. We need the evidence of [television] images.

"I'm sad because we gave it all yet we left with nothing. They took the lead and we didn't. But I'm proud of how we played in the field.

"Logically, after a defeat like this you always leave with a feeling of sadness. Today's result doesn't reflect what happened on the pitch."


View Comments (0)
  • West Brom's Berahino given time off to consider future

    West Brom's Berahino given time off to consider future

    West Bromwich Albion's England under-21 striker Saido Berahino will be given time off until next Monday to consider his position after suggesting he would not play for the club again, sources close to the player said on Wednesday. Berahino was … More »

    Reuters - 20 minutes ago
  • Everton's Cleverley suffers ligament damage

    (Reuters) - Everton's newly-recruited midfielder Tom Cleverly has sustained ligament damage but he has not fractured his ankle as initially feared, manager Roberto Martinez said on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Cleverley, who joined the club on a free … More »

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
  • Ibrahimovic happy in Paris despite Milan interest

    Ibrahimovic happy in Paris despite Milan interest

    By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic was pursued by former club AC Milan but decided to remain with French champions Paris Saint Germain amid interest from a slew of other European clubs, the striker said on … More »

    Reuters - 35 minutes ago
  • Del Bosque tells De Gea to be a 'good professional'

    Del Bosque tells De Gea to be a 'good professional'

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has urged goalkeeper David De Gea to put his failed transfer to Real Madrid from Manchester United behind him and focus on being a "good professional". De Gea's move to Real was wrecked in bizarre circumstances on … More »

    Reuters - 52 minutes ago
  • Costa keen to repay Spain coach's faith with goals

    Costa keen to repay Spain coach's faith with goals

    Spain striker Diego Costa is determined to repay the faith shown in him after he chose La Roja over his native Brazil and knows he still has a lot to prove after a stuttering start to his international career. Costa made his Spain debut in a 1-0 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 8 minutes ago