Borussia Dortmund could not hold back their anger at a mistake that could change the direction of the championship competition.

Dortmund drew 1-1 with VFL Bochum in the 30th round of the Bundesliga in the 2022-2023 season held at the Rurstadion in Bochum Bonovia, Germany on the 29th (hereinafter Korean time).

A shocking thing happened after the matcㅋㅋㅋ벳h. That’s when Dortmund stormed the referee room. Germany’s ‘Bild’ reported, “Dortmund general manager Sebastian Kehl, coach Edin Tergić, and captain Marco Reus stormed into the referee room after the match. They screamed so loudly that the walls of the stadium shook.”

However, it was an understandable protest if you knew the circumstances. This is because Dortmund missed an opportunity to score on this day due to referee Sasha Stegemann’s ambiguous decision.

In the 20th minute of the second half, when the score was 1-1, Bochum Danilo Soares tackled inside the box and knocked over Dortmund’s Karim Adeyemi. It looked like a foul as the ball was not touched at all, but the referee did not blow the whistle. In addition, the video review (VAR) did not proceed, and the penalty kick was not declared as it was.

“It wasn’t an unlucky decision, it was a totally wrong one. The most annoying thing is that the referees didn’t do everything they could to avoid a misjudgment. It’s not fair,” he said. “The referee decided the game.” . 

“It was an obvious penalty,” he complained, saying, “Even before the first run, Philip Hoffman pushed Emre Jan in the air. It was a foul.” Bilt also pointed out that referee Stegemann’s decision was “blatant judgment”.

As a result, a red light was turned on for Dortmund’s challenge to win the championship in 11 years. Dortmund led the league with 61 points, but the gap with Bayern Munich (59 points), which played one less game, is only two points. If Munich beat Hertha Berlin on the 30th, Dortmund will lose the top spot again.

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