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Referee Consoled FC Koln Player After Illegal Penalty In German Cup Shootout Defeat

Josh Lawless

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Referee Consoled FC Koln Player After Illegal Penalty In German Cup Shootout Defeat

A referee consoled a FC Koln player after disallowing his illegal penalty and handing Hamburg the win in the DFB-Pokal round of 16 clash.

The game went to penalties after Koln striker Anthony Modeste scored right at the death from the spot to cancel out Robert Glatzel's goal to break the deadlock in the 92nd minute.

Second tier Hamburg went on to win 4-3 on penalties in bizarre fashion after referee Daniel Schlager blew the whistle following Florian Kainz's fifth penalty.

The substitute had scored to take it to sudden death - or so he thought.


His spot-kick was immediately disallowed - much to his confusion - as he had slipped and touched the ball twice.

Schlager signalled the end of the game and confirmed Hamburg's progression to the quarter finals, but he made sure to comfort Kainz and explain why his penalty wasn't legitimate.

It was such a cruel way to exit the cup and Kainz couldn't hide his disappointment post-match.

"I noticed that I slipped with my foot and that the ball flew in strangely," he told reporters.

"Of course it is extremely bitter for me and the team, the whole club, because of course we had big plans."

In 2017, Riyad Mahrez, playing for Leicester City, had a penalty chalked off against future employers Manchester City in the Premier League after he kicked the ball against his standing foot.

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero was quick to spot the unfortunate error and protested to referee Bobby Madley, who disallowed the goal.

City went on to win 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

Featured Image Credit: Image: DFB-Pokal

Topics:Β Germany, Bundesliga

Josh Lawless
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