Manchester Metropolis’s hunt for maiden Champions League title received a significant thurst on Tuesday night time when the EPL dominant drive defeated German aspect Borussia Dortmund 2-1 within the first leg performed at residence.
Whereas a late objective from Marco Reus virtually spoiled Metropolis’s social gathering earlier than younger Phil Foden struck the winner on the 90th minute, the match may have simply ended 2-2 with Dortmund going again residence with a two-away objective benefit if not for what gave the impression to be refereeing howler.
Quickly after Metropolis took lead via Kevin de Bruyne within the first half, Dortmund midfielder had his equaliser disallowed for a purportedly non-existent foul on Metropolis goalkeeper Ederson. He was the truth is cautioned for fouling Ederson; forcing a Tweet in frustration from Dortmund’s injured striker Jadon Sancho.
In disagreement with referee’s determination, Sancho tweeted: “This Ref wants checking!”
Dortmund midfielder Bellingham, who needs to be credited for urgent an out-of-position Ederson exterior the field whereas he was controlling the ball, took the ball away from the goalkeeper to to nip the ball off his toes and faucet into an empty web.
Nevertheless, referee cautioned Bellingham for fouling Ederson as an alternative and had truly blown the whistle earlier than the 17-year-old Englishman had slot the ball in; displaying him yellow card quickly after for protesting.