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“If we have video evidence, it’s fair”



"If we have video evidence, it's fair"

It was the two big upsets of the Bundesliga opening game between Borussia Mönchengladbach and FC Bayern Munich (1: 1): the duels between Marcus Thuram and Dayot Upamecano in the final phase. The voices of those involved.

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In the 81st minute, substitute Thuram went down in the penalty area when he was pushed from behind by Upamecano. Referee Marco Fritz let go, then the video referee intervened in the person of video assistant Christian Dingert and checked the scene. Fritz, however, did not look at the corresponding pictures – and surprisingly, to the horror of the hosts, let the game continue.

“We can’t complain when the whistle blows,” said Bayern’s Leon Goretzka after the game DAZN. Gladbach’s coach Adi Hütter also thought: “You can give it. He crosses him and hits him in the back.”

Only two minutes later came the next highly controversial scene. Again it was Thuram who brought his body to Upamecano and was brought down after contact. This time there was no VAR check, and again Fritz did not give the penalty that was due.

“It’s almost one hundred percent, for me it’s the clearer penalty,” said Hütter. “He took the ball from him really well, goes in front of him and then he gets kicked from behind.” Goretzka had a different opinion in the case: “I wouldn’t whistle the second one.”

VAR anger: “A sign that it can be given”

The anger of the Gladbachers was somewhat limited after the game in front of the microphones. Captain Lars Stindl agreed DAZN to the first scene: “That’s a penalty for me. He pulls it up. He hits him down. Yes, madness.”

Stindl didn’t want to say more about it, but rather looked ahead: “We’re not going to open up the topic now. It’s totally annoying, but that’s how it is, it is decided that way. We don’t want to pick it up now. Maybe we have one or other situation during the season a little more luck. “

Julian Nagelsmann, who remains without a win as Bayern coach, commented on the controversial scenes at the press conference. At this point he hadn’t seen her on television. “There were two very intense actions with two very, very robust guys,” said the 33-year-old. And further: “When there is so much discussion about it, it is often an indication that it can be given.”

However, he did not want to accept criticism of the video referee. “I think if we have video evidence, it’s fair. The audience makes the subjective perception a bit more extreme,” said Nagelsmann.

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