UEFA: Barca-PSG match has been petition to be replayed


There is an ongoing petition that Barca-PSG match be replayed. So far the petition calling for Barcelona’s 6-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League to be replayed has received the support of over 80,000 signatures.

Barca was trashed 4-0 by PSG in the first-leg of their second round tie. And it appeared to be that they were on their way out of the competition. However, Luis Enrique’s men became the first team to overcome a first-leg deficit of that magnitude when they demolished PSG at Camp Nou.

Referee Deniz Aytekin was heavily criticised for his performance in the game, giving the home side two penalties, and reports circulated that he could be demoted as a result.

While PSG fans felt aggrieved at some of his decisions, one man, Luis Melendo Olmedo, wants the thriller at Camp Nou to be repeated.

The request was set up on Change.org, which allows people to post various petitions on issues such as women’s rights, immigration, war and discrimination.

According to Olmedo, the thrilling encounter must be revisited because of “incidents that seriously damaged PSG. As a result of the German referee Deniz Aytekin, who gave Barcelona an advantage with his refereeing decisions.”

The target number of signatures for Olmedo’s petition is 150,000 and he has a huge amount of support – flying past the halfway mark.