Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham believes he was robbed of a goal in Tuesday night’s 2-1 Champions League quarterfinal first-leg defeat at Manchester City.
The England teen had stolen the ball from City goalkeeper Ederson just outside the box, but referee Ovidiu Hategan blew for a foul before Bellingham tapped home would have made the game 1-1 in the first half.
With a foul called, there would be no VAR check. And a frustrated Bellingham says: “I definitely think I won the ball fairly.
“All I got told is that I’d got booked and it was a free-kick. I had my studs up apparently.
“They’ve got so many cameras and TVs watching but didn’t wait for me to then check it. You’ve got to get on to it.
Earlier in the match, Kevin De Bruyne scored City’s opener after 19 minutes following Emre Can gifting City possession.
Dortmund captain Marco Reus equalised after neat play with Erling Haaland but Phil Foden’s late winner means it’s advantage City ahead of next week's second leg in Germany.
Of his team’s winning their home leg, City coach Pep Guardiola says: “I asked the players to win the game. We did it and now we go to Dortmund not to defend.
“We’ll adjust our pressing, adjust our buildup and try and reach the semifinal.”