With BVB leading 1-0 on the night and ready to approach to the semi-finals on away goals, Emre Can was whistled by the referee for a handball in the box in the second half.
BVB played brilliantly and deservedly went one round further
BVB manager Edin Terzic hit out at a critical penalty call, then went against his side on Wednesday in their elimination from the Champions League against Manchester City. With BVB leading 1-0 on the night and ready to approach to the semi-finals on away goals, Emre Can was whistled by the referee for a handball in the box in the second half. Can was directing the ball from the outstretched arm, which Terzic insisted on meant that the spot-kick should not have been awarded. Riyad Mahrez would score the ensuing penalty to send the Sky Blues on track to the final four. “To be fair, we must congratulate Man City,” Terzic told reporters.
“We played brilliantly and deservedly went one round further. However, after three of four halves, we got through – then it is annoying that we end up conceding two goals like this. At the referee training, it is declared that heading into one’s arm is not punishable.”
The German side had a big dream
“Let me put it this way: BVB weren’t fortunate with decisions in the two games. We had a big dream, and now it’s unfortunately over.” Jude Bellingham had what seemed to be a legal goal tackled in the first leg after he took the ball from Ederson and rolled it into an empty net. The referee ruled the teen had fouled Ederson and blew his whistle before Bellingham put the ball into the empty net, meaning that VAR could not review the game. Replays showed that Jude had robbed the ball in mid-air from Ederson while hardly making contact with the keeper. Mahrez drew City level on the night after Bellingham’s opener for Dortmund, and his spot-kick put Man City ahead 3-2 on aggregate. Man City would then go on to control the possession as they wanted to take away Dortmund’s opportunity of equalising.
With 15 minutes to play, Phil Foden later netted another goal to put the tie out of reach for the German side as Man City advanced with a 4-2 aggregate win. Dortmund will face Werder Bremen on Sunday to chase the top four in the Bundesliga, currently sitting in fifth place. Man City host Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday before they face PSG in the Champions League semi-finals later in April.