Interrupted on Tuesday due to a verbal slippage, the PSG – Istanbul Basaksehir match has been postponed to Wednesday by UEFA.
After a long wait, UEFA has finally decided how the game between PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir will unfold. The match, counting for the 6th round of the Champions League, was brought to a halt after twenty minutes of play following the fourth referee and Achille Webo, the substitute for the Turkish team. Embarrassed, the continental authorities sought to resolve the crisis but ended up meeting the two teams on Wednesday (at 6:55 pm) for the game’s resumption.
UEFA has never had to deal with such a problem in the past, namely racist remarks made by one of its representatives against a player. This is an unprecedented fact and does not do him justice. The confederation tried to resume the match, removing the offending referee from his role and putting him on VAR, but the Turkish side and its leaders refused. Therefore, the stalemate remained for an hour and a half before the decision was taken to postpone the game until the next day.
PSG qualified without playing
Note that whatever the result of this confrontation, PSG is guaranteed to qualify for the Round of 16 of the competition following Manchester United’s misstep in Leipzig (2-3). However, the champions of France must win if they want to finish first in their group.