first_imgReferee Felix Zwayer has revealed that he does not have any doubts over his decision to not award Bayern Munich a penalty and, critically, the opportunity to equalise in their 3-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Pokal finalThe German official controversially denied Bayern a late penalty with the score at 2-1 after Kevin-Prince Boateng appeared to have fouled Javi Martinez in the penalty area.Zwayer took the final decision after reviewing the incident on VAR.“I originally decided to give a corner, despite seeing Martinez fall to the ground. However, the challenge looked odd and it wasn’t clear why. Therefore, I decided to consult Video Assistant Bastian Dankert and he told me that TV pictures showed contact and I should look again myself,” he explained, according to ESPN.“I saw there was contact but, in my view, it wasn’t a serious contact since Martinez put the foot that was hit stably on the ground without changing its motion, before lifting his other leg, flying forward and to the ground.”rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…Asked if the contact was sufficient enough to award a penalty: “Not for me because I could not see via the TV pictures any contact that in my view could have caused Martinez to fall. The impact and effect did not match for me. I did not see any contact on the TV pictures to convince me to change my original perception and decision. Even after two days, I stand by this decision.”Frankfurt immediately took advantage of the aftermath of the incident by breaking free and scoring the third goal of the game that ended any hopes Bayern may of had of pulling off a comeback.Frankfurt boss Niko Kovac, who will take charge at Bayern for next season, agreed that it was a penalty.“Kevin [Prince Boateng] wanted to clear the ball but he makes contact with his [Martinez] foot.”He added: “In my opinion, yes, that was a penalty.”last_img

Referee stands by penalty decision in Bayerns 31 defeat in cup

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