Seville defeated Barcelona 2-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals, a result that Ronald Koeman believes was rough. Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman does not believe that a fair representation of the match was Seville’s 2-0 first-leg semi-final win over Blaugrana in the Copa del Rey, although the officials were also challenged. It seemed that the VAR did not intervene and Koeman was left bemused by this.
With too much incentive for them, that’s the outcome, “It is a result with too much reward for them. We saw Barca performing well, creating a very simple opportunity. In the second half, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves. I can’t blame the boys. There’s another game left, we’ve got to try to win and play the final.”
“At 2-0, it is tough. We had scoring chances, but their defense was strong, as was their goalkeeper too, but this Barca is capable of something at home.”
“Mateu Lahoz [the referee] I think was good in general,” Koeman said.
“Of course, there was always skepticism about the penalty incident, since everyone believes it was a penalty, so I have to believe them, not just the people of Barca [said it was a penalty].
I don’t know why the VAR has not intervened.”