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Lazio Blames Ref for Late Loss
Forza Italian Football, April 5th, 2013 12:34PM

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Lazio coach Vladimir Petkovic blamed the referee as his team buckled in the last 10 minutes of its UEFA Europa League quarterfinal first-leg against Fenerbahce, losing 2-0 in Istanbul.

The Italian giant had several chances in the first half, but the game changed when Ogenyi Onazi received his second yellow card three minutes into the second period. With little more than 10 minutes to go, referee William Collum gave Fener a penalty for what he deemed to be a deliberate handball by Stefan Radu. Pierre Webo duly converted the resulting penalty kick. Then, former Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt converted a rebound in stoppage time to give the Turkish giant a clear advantage going into the second-leg in Rome.

“We did not deserve this sort of treatment,” Petkovic told Sky Sport Italia. “We are still not out of the competition, but of course, the referee has had an influence on this game. We still believe though. Not having Onazi or [Stefano] Mauri will affect us a lot. But with intelligence and belief we can overturn this result. We will give everything to go through.”

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