Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham described Kai Havertz’s decisive penalty as a “joke” after Chelsea rallied to knock the German side out of the Champions League.
Dortmund led 1-0 in the second leg at Stamford Bridge, but after Raheem Sterling equalized on aggregate, Havertz scored a controversial penalty at the second attempt to send the Premier League club into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory. At night.
Dani Makili punished Marius Wolf for handball in the second half, and although Havertz’s initial penalty hit the post, Salih Özkan took offense and Havertz scored on his second attempt.
Bellingham felt Wolfe was hard after Ben Chilwell’s cross hit his arm from close range, but the England international was particularly flustered by the VAR penalty replay, citing a break in Havertz.
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Speaking to BT Sport, Bellingham said of Wolff: “I’m not sure what he can do with his hand.”
“That in itself was disappointing and the fact that they’ve taken it back, I think is a joke.
“For every penalty kick, especially when you have such a slow run, there will be people trespassing into the penalty area by a yard or so.
“He made the decision and we have to live with it.”
He added, “I don’t want to get in trouble. I paid them a lot.”
Dortmund coach Edin Terzic thought it was a “harsh decision” but was a more philosophical figure.
“It is Inch who decides (who) goes to the next round,” he said. “I am responsible for my team’s performance, I don’t want to talk about the referee.
“I think it was a tough call and a tough decision.”
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