England international Jude Bellingham has hit out at the poor officiating of referee Felix Zwayer during Dortmund’s 3-2 defeat to Bundesliga rival Bayern Munich on Saturday.
The Signal Iduna Park outfit were left frustrated after Zwayer turned down their appeals for a penalty kick, only to award Die Roten one for a Mat Hummels handball which Lewandoski stepped up to put at the back of the net.
Bellingham speaking after the game: “You give a referee, that has match fixed before, the biggest game in Germany, what do you expect?”
“For me, it wasn’t a penalty. He Hummels is not even looking at the ball and he’s fighting to get it and it hits him. You can look at a lot of the decisions in the game.”
The Borussia Dortmund boss Marco Rose was also sent to the stands after criticizing the penalty awarded to Bayern Munich, following a VAR review in the 77th minute that got Die Roten the maximum point.
While Bellingham is not pleased with the penalty decision, Zwayer defended is decisions after the game saying. “The situation was a standard corner kick.”
“I see in the game that it’s about a touch by Hummels. The question for me was, is the arm stretched away from the body or not? In real time, it was not clear whether his arm was moved towards the ball.”
“I checked it with VAR officials in Cologne and then the arm position was checked. The video assistant made an assessment for himself and said Hummels had his arm away from the body in an unnatural position.”