Referee Marciniak made a lot of dubious decisions in Chelsea’s 3-2 victory at Real Madrid. For example, he ruled out Marcos Alonso’s goal on VAR review, judging that the Spaniard handled the ball before scoring.
But it’s not this decision that left Thomas Tuchel infuriated. It’s Marciniak smiling and joking with Ancelotti after the game.
“I was disappointed that the referee had a good time with Carlo,” Tuchel said.
“When I wanted to go and say thank you, he was smiling and laughing with the opponent’s coach.
“I think this is the very wrong time to do this after the final whistle, 126 minutes of a team giving their heart.
“When you go and see a referee smiling and laughing with the other coach, it’s bad timing. I told him this.”