Despite not getting any victories and let them escape twice, Gustavo Costas, the yellow coach, believes that the responsibility of being eliminated after falling 1-0 to Boca Juniors, is of the referees.
The coach made that comment in reference to the goal of Nicolás Blandi, who hit the ball with his hand before entering the goal. And also for the fault of Matías Caruzzo on Damian Diaz in the area, which was not sanctioned as a Penalty by the Brazilian referee Ricardo Marques.
“The referee is a disgrace, his performance was shameful; everyone saw him. We leave with nothing and very angry because the referees took us out of the Cup. There are penalties that everyone sees and all are forgotten because Boca remains in the Cup,”said Costas.
If Barcelona, doesn’t win over Nacional of Uruguay in the Monumental Stadium, could match its two worst performances in the first round of the Libertadores Cup. In the 1969 and 1991 editions, the yellows finished at the bottom of the scoreboard.