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Prandelli: 'Three refereeing errors'
Wednesday 17 February, 2010

Cesare Prandelli was furious with the referee and linesman for three incidents that penalised Fiorentina in Munich.

“We did everything right on the field. We only failed to double up our marking on the linesman,” he joked after a 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich.

“There were some incidents that changed the game - Massimo Gobbi's dismissal, Miroslav Klose not getting sent off and the offside goal.”

Gobbi was sent off for an elbow on Arjen Robben, but it was a very harsh decision as he seemed to catch him in the chest as the Dutchman ran past him.

Moments later Klose was only booked for a studs-on-ankle challenge on Per Kroldrup, then Klose scored at the death when visibly offside.

“From the bench we already saw it was offside. It was not difficult to tell. We were all angry at the end, as everyone saw it was offside,” raged Prandelli.

“When you play with 10 men for 25 minutes and work that hard, you want your efforts rewarded.

“It was a great performance, we know in two weeks we'll challenge them in Florence. Bayern are a wonderful side, but if we play like that then we can go through.”

The Viola had done well in the first half, but in stoppages conceded a penalty to go 1-0 down.

“The team was disappointed at half-time and I reassured them we were only a quarter of a way through the tie. We were organised and Bayern were struggling to send passes through.

“This remains our spirit and we will continue with even more belief in the second leg.

“The team will know it must keep working like this, as by playing well sooner or later the incidents have to go this way.”

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