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Ramos didn’t intentionally hurt Salah, says former Argentina head coach

(Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Former Argentina head coach  has spoken about ’s injury in the final while also claiming that ’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool was lucky and undeserved.

Mohamed Salah’s aspirations to be the first ever Egyptian to win the Champions League trophy completely fell apart as he came off injured in the 30th minute following a controversial tackle by .

The Reds also conceded three goals to Real Madrid on Saturday evening. Two goals came from unfortunate errors by Liverpool’s goalkeeper Loris Karius, which many believe cost Liverpool the game.

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In an interview with Fox Sports Radio, Menotti criticized Real Madrid’s performance, saying: “Luck is fundamental in life. Real Madrid were playing their worst match.

“Of all the matches of this Champions League knockout stage, this was their worst, to the point where even [Toni] Kroos was playing poorly.

“Cristiano [Ronaldo] wasn’t getting a touch, [Karim] Benzema got about three touches, Marcelo wasn’t sharp either.

“It was unusual and then, at that moment, there is the mistake from the goalkeeper, after which Real Madrid improved.

“They started to get stronger with technique and possession, although none of their moves was a well-developed one,” he added.

The 1978 World Cup winning head coach also claimed that Gareth Bale’s sensational overhead kick on Saturday evening was lucky, saying: “They scored three goals that they didn’t deserve. Even the overhead kick came from luck.”

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During the interview, the 79-year-old said that Sergio Ramos did not intentionally hurt Mohamed Salah, saying: “He sings flamenco very well, but forgets about that on the pitch.

“There was no responsibility with the injury. He could have taken advantage, but no. It’s just that Ramos is fierce,” he concluded.

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  1. David Baguley

    May 29, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    For those who do not follow the Spanish league, Menotti’comment would make sense; however to many of those who see Ramos pull and jump over opponents to purposely injure them on a weekly bases, Menotti’s comment does not make sense. Ramos is a thug, and should not be allowed to play in any game as he has no respect for the rules, other players nor organisers of any football tournament.

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