“Absolute disaster… Scandal…” the Germans are enraged after the arbitration controversy

“Absolute disaster… Scandal…” the Germans are enraged after the arbitration controversy
“Absolute disaster… Scandal…” the Germans are enraged after the arbitration controversy

Furious with the decision of Szymon Marciniak to hastily signal a contentious offside by Noussair Mazraoui on the last action of the semi-final second leg of the Champions League against Real Madrid (2-1, 2-2 in the first leg), the Bavarians attacked the Polish referee after the match.

Bayern Munich has something to complain about. Overthrown by Real Madrid (2-1) in the semi-final second leg of the Champions League on Wednesday, the Rekordmeister had a final opportunity, which did not come to fruition. Following the indication of his linesman, referee Szymon Marciniak hastily whistled Noussair Mazraoui offside, impossible to confirm live, or even with replays.

Certainly, the Madrilenians stopped playing at the whistle, which allowed Matthijs de Ligt to score a goal which was therefore refused, but the players of the German team railed, after the match, against the referee’s rapid decision. to terminate the action. “This decision is an absolute disaster,” lambasted coach Thomas Tuchel on DAZN. “We must let the action play out until the end. This is the rule, especially since it is so close to the goal, and it is so limited. The first error is made by the judge touch, the second comes from the referee.”

“Scandalous” for De Ligt

Like Tuchel, who believes that “the same thing would not have happened on the other side”, Thomas Müller mentioned, quite explicitly, an arbitration in favor of the Spaniards. “He didn’t watch the video. He didn’t give himself the chance to watch it. It’s really strange, in such a situation, to whistle so quickly. It happens a lot here in Madrid. I knew that a few years ago, with two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo (4-2 victory for Real, editor’s note). But that was before VAR”, recalled the German attacking midfielder.

De Ligt, who had nevertheless scored with a good recovery, confessed that the assistant had apologized for his error. But the Dutch central defender mainly criticized the central referee. “I spoke with the referee. We know the rules. If it’s not clear for offside, we have to play. It’s a bit scandalous that he blew the whistle. It’s like for Joselu’s second goal was almost offside and it continued to play, he scored, they saw the video afterwards and it was a goal, I find it incredible. at the microphone of beIN Sports.

Finally, on the airwaves of DAZN, Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer also pointed the finger at the Polish official. “He himself knows in the end that it was a mistake,” said the Bayern goalkeeper. Not as much as his on Joselu’s equalizing goal.

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