After the 1: 3 in the top game against FC Bayern Munich, BVB coach Marco Rose reacted with sarcasm to an extremely questionable decision by the referee team around Daniel Siebert and the VAR.
“It’s an absolute top game. There’s a lot at stake. I expect things to be settled properly,” said Rose of the scene in the 60th minute, when BVB after a foul by FCB’s Benjamin Pavard on Jude Bellingham due penalty was denied.
But he refrained from excessively loud criticism of the team of referees: “What do you want to hear from me now? I can do a somersault here and I won’t get a penalty either.” In addition, the Dortmund coach ventured a dig at Sky reporter Uli Köhler, who attested to Rose being “a bit hung and emotionless”.
Rose gets sarcastic: “Hats off!”
In the scene in question, Pavard stopped Jude Bellingham in the penalty area with a tackle when the score was 1:2 and only played the ball after he had hit Bellingham and brought him down. The television pictures showed a clear foul. Siebert let play continue, but then stopped the game briefly.
The VAR briefly examined the scene but ruled that there was no clear wrong decision. Siebert let play on. “I think there are a few people who could have looked at that, but that’s nothing new for us,” Rose continued, adding sarcastically, “Then I have to say: hats off!”
Matthew surprised by the referee’s decision
Also sky-Expert Lothar Matthäus spoke of a clear penalty. “That’s what VAR should be there for. I was surprised he didn’t give that penalty,” wondered the former Bayern player.
Marco Reus watched in the interview after the game sky also rather his team in the obligation. “Of course you can say that the penalty was not awarded, but Bayern had more chances. Eight defeats are simply too many. We were simply not good enough. Not even today,” said the BVB captain at odds with the course of the season.