The match in the French capital is overshadowed by an incident, the teams leave the field. There are now new developments.
After an accusation of racism against the fourth official, the Champions League match between French football champions Paris Saint-Germain and Basaksehir from Istanbul was canceled. As Uefa announced on Tuesday evening, the game will be rescheduled on Wednesday at 6:55 PM.
What happened? On Tuesday after 22:30 minutes, both teams left the field in the Prinzenpark in Paris. Even after a 90-minute break in the game, there was initially no official decision on whether or not to continue the game. However, the teams were packing all their bags in the catacombs.
After 14 minutes, the referees sent Basaksehir assistant coach Pierre Webo to the stands for unsportsmanlike conduct. During this trial, the word “negru” is said to have been spoken, which Istanbul officials loudly accused the Romanian referee, as was clearly audible through the external microphones. The team of referees was led by Ovidiu Hategan, the fourth official is Sebastian Coltescu.
Ba is said to have said to Coltescu: “You never say this white man, why do you have to say this black man when you mention a black man?”
Turkish President Erdogan also spoke
Uefa initially announced that “after consultation with both teams, it was agreed to“ restart the game with a fourth official ”. Initially, however, nothing happened on the field.
“If the fourth official is removed, we will start again. If the fourth official stays on the field, Basaksehir will not start again,” said Göksel Gümüsdag during the interruption of the game against the Turkish TV channel TRT Spor. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sympathetic to Basaksehir, also intervened and “sharply” condemned the incidents.
Both teams play in Group H, with RB Leipzig making it clear that they have made it 3-2 (2-0) against Manchester United regardless of the outcome of the match in Paris.