Angry Stuttgarters speak openly of the Bayern bonus
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Promoted Stuttgart gives FC Bayern a tough fight, but also loses because of two controversial referee decisions. It wouldn’t have happened the other way around, says the angry sports director.
Sven Mislintat criticized the referee performance after his VfB Stuttgart 1: 3 (1: 2) against FC Bayern and rekindled the debates about a Bayern bonus among the referees. “I have two headlines for this game,” the sporting director introduced his argument. “One is: ‘Manuel Neuer asks to VAR’. The other: ‘Niklas Süle prevents VfB equalization with a world-class parade’. “
Mislintat is explicitly interested in two scenes. First the end of the first half. Stuttgart had taken the lead again after Bayern 1-1 through Kingsley Coman. VfB striker Tanguy Coulibaly ran towards Bayern goalkeeper Neuer and tugged lightly on his right arm. Neuer seemed to lose his balance, slipped over the ball and sat down to complain by jerking his arm up. Referee Harm Osmers let play on, the Stuttgart forester hit the goal.
The video assistant answered, Osmers then watched the scene on TV and took back the VfB leadership. Mislintat insinuated that the referees favor FC Bayern in such decisions: “I claim that if it were the other way around, that is Lewandowski versus Kobel, the VAR would not intervene.”
And then there was Süle’s handball
Coach Matarazzo also struggled with the denial of the goal: “Manuel Neuer is already falling before he’s been touched. The video evidence should actually only be added in the event of clear wrong decisions. Since this wasn’t one, it would have been a completely normal goal for me. ”
The Stuttgart team similarly assess the 72nd minute, when a shot from Orel Mangala in the Munich penalty area went to Niklas Süle’s hand and was deflected by her out of bounds.
“For me there is no clearer hand penalty than this,” said Mislintat. “Niklas Süle’s hand prevents a shot on goal with what feels like 100 km / h. It is a clear prevention of a scoring chance with the hand. I don’t want to imply intent. But the hand was not laid on, was far away from the body. That is the clearest example that the principles that we have do not apply. “
And so the 48-year-old sparked another debate on the handball rule. “It just has to be formulated stringently. Not even the enlargement of the body area is stringently formulated, ”said Mislintat. It doesn’t matter whether or not Süle can help in this situation: “The first thing you should do is ask yourself the question: What would have happened if the hand hadn’t been there?”