Jerome Boateng Blocks Erling Haaland's Shot With His Arm But No VAR Review
Jerome Boateng appeared to deliberately block Erling Haaland's shot with VAR failing to intervene during Der Klassiker.
Video review was controversially NOT called upon despite the ball striking Boateng's arm inside the box.
Haaland's goal-bound effort was stopped by Boateng who deflected the ball wide for a corner with no appeal or video review.
Dortmund might count themselves unlucky not to have benefitted from some VAR assistance in #DerKlassiker...- :flag_de:Ja! Watch the Bundesliga live on BT Sport:flag_de: (@btsportfootball) May 26, 2020
Erling Haaland's effort appeared to strike Jerome Boateng's arm on its way to goal :eyes:
Should they have had a penalty? pic.twitter.com/vgCQJBGEo0
Naturally, the contentious moment sent social media into overdrive.
Ok where's VAR for boateng punching the ball when it was going in then
- Callum :) (@mcfc_callummm) May 26, 2020
How has that hand ball by Boateng not gone to VAR? He literally stopped the ball going in with his elbow. Madness #BVBFCB
- Sam Patterson (@__sampatterson) May 26, 2020
With a crowd imploring for a penalty for every single block, guarantee you refs go to VAR for the Boateng block.
Players would have likely paused and forced a replay as well.
Interesting to see how the absence of fans has had an impact on even the slightest of details.
- EiF (@EiFSoccer) May 26, 2020
VAR should have told referee to have a look at Boateng's elbow clearance. Wonder if Dortmund missed a trick by taking the corner too quickly?
- Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) May 26, 2020
"How did VAR not even look at Boateng's handball there? Stonewall penalty denied for Dortmund," one social media user wrote.
A second tweeted: "How was that not a penalty against Boateng!? Clearly stuck out his elbow which denied a goalscoring chance."
A third added: "Surely that's a handball from Boateng? Stops Haaland from scoring."
The lack of VAR proved costly as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 1-0 thanks to a first half goal from Joshua Kimmich.
Bayern Munich now lead Borussia Dortmund by seven points with eight fixtures remaining of the 2019/20 season.
Oh. My. Word.
Joshua Kimmich that is naughty :open_mouth::fire:#DerKlassiker pic.twitter.com/5KDGbmzgyk
- :flag_de:Ja! Watch the Bundesliga live on BT Sport:flag_de: (@btsportfootball) May 26, 2020
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