Dortmund enraged by awful decision to rule out Jude Bellingham goal
Borussia Dortmund left enraged by an awful decision to rule out a Jude Bellingham goal for his tackle on Ederson in their Champions League clash… with Jadon Sancho venting his fury on Twitter as he watches on
- Bellingham seemed to win the ball cleanly from the Manchester City goalkeeper
- In fact, the Brazilian caught Bellingham’s foot with his attempted follow through
- The referee blew the whistle with the 17-year-old about to tap into an open goal
Borussia Dortmund were left enraged by the perplexing decision to rule out a Jude Bellingham goal in their Champions League quarter-final match against Manchester City.
The 17-year-old Englishman appeared to tackle Ederson cleanly, winning the ball, with the Brazilian goalkeeper actually catching Bellingham on his follow through rather than the other way around.
With Bellingham poised to roll the ball into an empty net, the referee blew his whistle for a free-kick to City and booked Bellingham, meaning he could not overrule his decision and allow the goal if he had looked at VAR replays.
Dortmund were angry with the referee ruling out a Jude Bellingham goal for a foul on Ederson
Bellingham seemed to win the ball cleanly and was poised to roll the ball into an unguarded net
But before he could do so, the referee blew his whistle to award a free-kick to Manchester City
Former England midfielder Owen Hargreaves said on BT Sport at half-time: ‘The ref blows his whistle too early.
‘Bellingham gets to the ball first, he wins it, if anything Ederson fouls him! When you’re a player you know if you won the ball and he knew.’
‘He (the referee) had two big calls in the game, he got them both wrong. Dortmund will be furious.’
The official, bizarrely, gave the 17-year-old midfielder a yellow card for his role in the incident
Fellow pundit Joleon Lescott added: ‘Even the decision to give Rodri a penalty, you can tell the referee is a bit overwhelmed.’
Bellingham’s Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho, who will miss both ties against Pep Guardiola’s side due to injury, tweeted his response during the match.
He said: ‘This ref needs checking!’ with a hand-planted-in-face emoji, while Borussia Dortmund’s official English-speaking account simply tweeted out five question marks.
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