Gundogan questioned Ronald Araujo's decision in the relegation play against PSG.

Barcelona-based German footballer İlkay Gündogan explains why he believes Ronald Araujo made a mistake in his action against Bradley Barkola in a decisive game against Paris Saint-Germain. In the quarter finals UEFA Champions League 2023/24.

Barca won 3-2 in Paris, with Rafinha scoring a goal after twelve minutes in this Wednesday's revenge match at the Montjuic Olympic Stadium. however, Araujo received a red card in the 29th minute and PSG then won 4 to 1 to turn the series around. With goals from Ousmane Dembélé (40'), Vitinha (54') and Kylian Mbappé (61' and 89').

In conversation with CBS Sports, Gundogan He said how he felt after the elimination: “Disappointed. Very disappointing, really, because we were in a really good position, not only after the first leg, but also after the first goal we scored. It was all in our hands and we gave it simple. We gave it to PSG and it was very disappointing”.

And especially Commented on the eviction Araujo did not focus on Romanian referee Istvan Kovacs, unlike what coach Xavi Hernandez said his teammate did..

German said: “If he misses it, I think it's a red card. I didn't watch the replay, so I don't know. I think in crucial moments like this, you have to be sure to get the ball.. If you don't do that, I don't know, again, whether you touch the ball or not, you have to stay away.

Of course, I would like to acknowledge the goal, perhaps leaving the striker one-on-one, even if he contested the ball far away; So I don't even know if he can reach the ball, but Give the striker a chance, let our goalkeeper stop the goal or you can concede the goal because a man down early in the game will kill you.“The game kills you,” said the 33-year-old, who won the 2022/23 Champions League with Manchester City.

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Gundogan concluded of Barca's relegation: “The form or the moment you're in is not that important in this competition; With so many winning games in recent weeks, you can come away with a lot of confidence, but Decisive actions, critical situations, reward or punish you. In this game, unfortunately, they punished us”.

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