Porto President, Pinto da Costa has said midfielder, Danilo should thank his Creator that he did not lose his legs after a tackle from Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in their UCL clash yesternight.
The Reds won the game 2-0 with goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino but star player, Salah could’ve seen red in the 84th minute.
Pinto da Costa said, “Danilo should thank God because this is a leg-breaker — not trying to kick the ball,
“I thank God he does not have a broken leg.”
He revealed his dissappointment at seeing one of his players getting a yellow for an identical tackle, but the ref decided to take Salah’s tackle to VAR.
His words, “We want equality for everyone — look at Felipe’s tackle which brought a yellow and this [tackle by Salah] for which we are lucky Danilo is not en route to hospital,”
“We can score two goals just like we conceded here.”
“The first was the first time Liverpool passed the halfway line and with a deflection.
“We continued to chase the goal, we had chances, there was a penalty which was not given for handball — just look — and Felipe was also caught.”