There was widespread controversy over the positive (1-1) draw between Real Madrid and Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The controversy centered on Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne’s decision to score an equalizer in the 67th minute of the match with a controlled missile shot from outside the penalty area.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti objected to the goal as he received a yellow card for the ball leaving the field of play, which did not affect the referee’s decision to count the goal.
A few seconds before the goal, the ball was in the possession of Manchester City players, defender Kyle Walker passed the ball to Bernardo Silva, who controlled it with difficulty, then it completely left the field. Touch line.
After several exchanges between the City players, Real Madrid defender Camavinga cut in and controlled the ball, but he passed it under pressure, which was cut out by Rodri, who passed it to Debrouin.
The goal came after the ball reached Real Madrid’s defence, and Camavinga’s pass was mistimed, with Rodri squeezing the Royal club’s defense before the ball reached Kevin de Bruyne.
Mouse Technology Act
In reports after the meeting, former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said the video technical referees should intervene to resolve the dispute and determine whether the ball had gone out.
A picture posted by BN Sports went viral on social media, showing the ball already crossing the touch line.
However, ESPN said its sources indicated that under the “mouse” rules, the referees could not return the controversial shot because the goal was scored as a result of a new play.
That said, Real Madrid were in complete control after Silva won the ball back from the touchline, and the second started through Camavinga before they lost the ball again and conceded a goal.
This meant that the mouse referees could only go back to the moment Kamwinga received the ball, as stipulated by the rules, and not before.
Many sports bloggers commented after the case sparked a lot of controversy.
Explanation: Why was De Bruyne’s goal against Real Madrid correct even though the ball was completely out of bounds?
The two teams will meet again next Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium.
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