Roma president James Pallotta is adamant that video assistant referees are added to the Champions League next season after feeling hard done by following their semi-final exit.
The Serie A side won their second leg 4-2 on Wednesday but lost 7-6 on aggregate after losing 5-2 in the first leg.
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Pallotta insists that Roma were denied two clear-cut penalties that weren’t spotted by officials.
While Edin Dzeko was upended by Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, another incident saw Trent Alexander-Arnold handle the ball, but neither incidents were awarded to Roma.
Speaking after the game, Pallotta said: “I know it is difficult to ref but it is really embarrassing that we lose on aggregate like that.
“You just can’t let stuff like this happen.”
He added: “You can all look at it yourself. In the 49th minute, he wasn’t offside and he gets taken down by the goalie.
“It was a handball that was obvious to everyone probably in the world except people on the pitch. It should have been a red card which would have been 10 men in the 63rd minute.
“If they don’t get VAR in the Champions League, it is an absolute joke.”