FC Bayern dropped points in the title race after beating TSG Hoffenheim 1-1 at home. However, the equalizer by Andrej Kramaric was preceded by a dubious foul by Thomas Müller. This is how the protagonists commented on the scene.
Yann Sommer had practically nothing to stop until the scene in the 71st minute – but then he stretched in vain: Kramaric had curled the free kick, which he had previously taken himself, perfectly over the wall. The guests in the Allianz Arena finally brought the 1: 1 over time.
Was referee Bastian Dankert’s foul whistle correct? Müller had touched the opponent, but he fell theatrically to the ground. “Regardless of whether a goal is scored or not. That was a very cheap whistle,” Müller later annoyed. “Of course, ‘Krama’ does it cleverly. I’m a little on it and then it spins like on a merry-go-round.” In this phase Bayern also “begged for a goal”.
Kramaric himself could understand his opponent’s frustration. “It was a bit of a swallow from me. I don’t need to look at it,” he admitted sky to. “I think Thomas knows how football works. If you feel a little contact in the dangerous zone, you know there’s an opportunity to score.”
His conclusion: “I was smart and clever. I had to fall there.”