Jude Bellingham: Borussia Dortmund midfielder criticizes referee Felix Zwayer after defeat at Bayern Munich | Football news

Jude Bellingham hit the performance of referee Felix Zwayer in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 loss to Bayern Munich.

Dortmund were frustrated after Zwayer turned down their requests for a penalty, only to award Bayern one for a hand from Mats Hummels.

Robert Lewandowski stepped in and scored what turned out to be a winner against his former club, in front of a small crowd at Signal Iduna Park.

Bellingham to this ViaPlay after the match: “You give a referee, who has a fixed match before, the most important match in Germany, what do you expect?

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Highlights from the Bundesliga game between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich

“For me, it wasn’t [a penalty]. the [Hummels] don’t even look at the ball and he’s struggling to get it and kicks it.

“You can see a lot of decisions in the game.”

Zwayer, who received a six-month suspension from the German federation in 2005 following a match-fixing scandal, has been heavily criticized by the hosts, but Bellingham could still face charges for his comments according to -match.

Dortmund players, including Bellingham, surround Zwayer in Saturday’s difficult match

Dortmund coach Marco Rose was sent to the stands after criticizing Bayern’s penalty, which came after a VAR review in the 77th minute.

Defending his decisions, Zwayer said. Sky Germany: “The situation was a standard corner kick.

“I see in the game that it is a touch of Hummels. The question for me was: is the arm extended away from the body or not? In real time, it was unclear if his arm was moving toward the ball.

“I checked with [VAR officials] in Cologne, the position of the arms was later verified.

“The video assistant did an assessment for himself and said that Hummels had his arm outside his body in an unnatural position.

“In the end, he clearly deflected the ball with his elbow and I decided it was a penalty. “

AP - Marco Reus falls in the area against Bayern
Marco Reus fell in the area against Bayern but no penalty was awarded

At the beginning of the second half, Dortmund captain Marco Reus fell into the box after a challenge from Lucas Hernández, but this time no VAR reference was received.

“It was upper body contact, which is allowed even at high speed,” Zwayer added.

“The situation is not black and white, I decided not to impose a penalty for my line of sight. “

There are no fans for Bayern vs Barça in CL

The governor of the German state of Bavaria announced on Friday that fans will not be allowed in the stadium when Bayern host Barcelona in the Champions League next week.

Despite the maximum participation limit of 15,000, individual states can set stricter rules if they wish and Markus Sder has confirmed that Bavaria will ban fans from sporting events starting Saturday.

Bayern have already qualified for the round of 16, but Barcelona will be out of competition if they do not win and Benfica beat Dynamo Kiev.

Sky Sports will broadcast the Bundesliga live

Sky Sports became the new home of the Bundesliga in the UK and Ireland after winning the exclusive rights for the next four seasons.

As the birthplace of the best German football in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, football fans will be able to connect to Air sports to see Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham and Robert Lewandowski, while 30-time Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich look to fend off rivals to win another title.

Each weekend’s premium match will be broadcast live every Saturday at 5:30 pm on Soccer Sky Sports, with other matches broadcast via Sky Sports linear or digital channels, including Sky Sports YouTube.

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