Manchester City's Raheem Sterling stumbles in the Champions League game against Donetsk, sparking a fairness debate.
Proponents of video evidence could not have come up with a better example than Manchester City's Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night. The referees have a hard time on the screens: In the 24th minute, England striker Raheem Sterling stepped into the field with such verve that it literally took him off his feet. Basically, Sterling had only kicked the big toe, but Viktor Kassai, the world referee of 2011, decided to everyone's surprise on penalty. And since neither line nor gate judge recognized the error, Gabriel used Jesus the opportunity to achieve the 2: 0. In the end, it was 6-0 for Manchester City. Although Raheem Sterling could not be accused of a swallow, it was certainly insincere. For he, too, had noticed very well that the sod had brought him down, not an opposing leg. "I do not know what happened, I did not feel any contact and I want to apologize to the referee," he said ruefully after the match at BT Sport. His coach saw this less critical. Of course, Sterling could have said something, Pep Guardiola said, "But last year James Millner did not say anything." Guardiola thus played on a then wrongly not given goal for Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool. Perhaps such tiresome debates will soon come to an end. According to the BBC, the video evidence intended for the 2019/20 season could already be made this season.