‘How the f*** has the ref blown the whistle?!’: Liverpool fans are left FURIOUS as officials blow for half-time when Mohamed Salah is through on goal against Inter Milan during Champions League first-leg last-16 tie
- Liverpool won 2-0 at Inter Milan in the first leg of their Champions League tie
- Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah were on the scoresheet in the second half
- On the stroke of half-time, Salah was denied a goalscoring opportunity by the ref
Liverpool supporters were left fuming after they felt they were denied a possible goalscoring opportunity during their Champions League last-16 first-leg 2-0 win at Inter Milan.
On the stroke of half-time at the San Siro, and with the scoreline goalless, it appeared that star forward Mohamed Salah was going to be through on goal as the ball broke kindly to him just inside the Inter Milan half.
However, Polish referee Szymon Marciniak had other ideas and blew for the interval instead.
Liverpool fans were fuming after the referee blew for half-time with Mo Salah through on goal
Salah couldn’t believe the decision himself as he looked to give Liverpool the lead at half-time
Salah couldn’t believe the decision as he looked on in disbelief, and the Reds’ No 11 reaction was mirrored by many on social media too.
One incensed fan took to Twitter to write: ‘How the f*** has the ref blown the whistle when Salah was through on goal?!!!?’
Another tweeted: ‘Referee blows up 1:58 from +2 added time when Salah is clean through into the last 30yards against one slow centre-back who’s far away from him.’
Other bemused fans wrote: ‘We just going to ignore the fact that Salah was through there yeah Ref?’
Liverpool fans took to Twitter to express their disbelief that the referee stopped Salah
‘Oh ref! Don’t blow when Salah’s through on goal mate,’ tweeted another.
Another user compared the moment to playing the popular computer game FIFA. ‘Proper Fifa moment. Salah was through on Goal and Referee whistles for half time,’ they wrote.
However, Salah was able to have the last laugh as he scored after the interval as Liverpool won the first left 2-0 – with substitute Roberto Firmino’s header breaking the deadlock.
Salah did manage to get on the scoresheet though in the second half as Liverpool won 2-0