'I asked the referee if VAR was working' - Milan boss Pioli bemused by Tomori's red card in Champions League defeat to Chelsea
- Milan lost 2-0 to Chelsea
- Tomori sent off early doors
- Red card deemed a controversial decision
WHAT HAPPENED? Milan's head coach expressed his shock over Tomori being sent off just 18 minutes into their Champions League clash with Chelsea for denial of a goalscoring opportunity, when he tugged at Mason Mount's shirt.
WHAT HE SAID: Speaking post-match, he explained: "I just asked the referee whether VAR was working properly. I don't believe it was the referee's best evening tonight, that is without a doubt."
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Tomori's straight red card against his former employers follows on from a disappointing performance in the reverse fixture, but has raised eyebrows with many believing the decision was an extremely harsh one, as Mount was still able to fire a shot towards goal and stay on his feet.
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WHAT NEXT FOR AC MILAN? After four games and back-to-back losses to Chelsea, Milan sit third in Group E with just four points to their name; two behind RB Salzburg. Tomori will now miss an away trip to Dinamo Zagreb, where a win is vital in order to keep alive qualification hopes heading into their final group stage game against Salzburg.