Referee Mark Clattenburg recently admitted that the opening goal of Real Madrid, which went through Sergio Ramos, should not have stood, as the defender was offside.
Football is like that, mistakes happen
The defeat of Atletico de Madrid in the final of the 2016 Champions League in Milan still scars Augusto Fernandez. Referee Mark Clattenburg recently admitted that the opening goal of Real Madrid. Which went through Sergio Ramos, should not have stood, as the defender was offside. The decision haunts Atletico to this day, especially with what is their second final defeat in the Champions League in three seasons and with the fact that both came against their most bitter rivals. “I wish the VAR existed for the Milan final,” Augusto said to A Diario. “The mistake to allow the opener of Real Madrid was fundamental. The referee admitted that everyone saw it, but football is like that, and mistakes happen. That game still causes the 34-year-old nightmares. I still have a thorn in my side because of that game,” he admitted.
“I don’t watch it so that it doesn’t harm me again. If it weren’t for some small events, then the trophy would be ours.” The Argentine left Atlético for China in 2018, which, according to him, wasn’t a decision he made for football. “He wants to compete again and look forward to opening the transfer window. I went to China to open some feelings after the injury and, I won’t lie, because of the contract.” Augusto does have offers on the table and is considering returning to Argentina to play with one of his former clubs, Velez Sarsfield. “I decide whether to return to Velez the last few years or stay in Spain,” he said. “I’m negotiating with them.”