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Müller admits Bayern shouldn't have been given a penalty against Werder

By Bulinews Team

Thomas Müller has acknowledged that Bayern München shouldn't have been given a penalty against Werder Bremen.

Thomas Müller.
Thomas Müller.Photo: Rufus46/CC-by-SA 3.0
Thomas Müller has admitted that Bayern München shouldn't have been awarded a penalty in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Werder Bremen in the DFB-Pokal semi-final.

Kingsley Coman went down after a slight push from Werder's Theodor Gebre Selassie towards the end of the match, and the referee subsequently pointed to the spot.

Robert Lewandowski then converted the penalty in the 80h minute and sent Bayern through to the finals - much to the frustration of the Werder players who thought the decision was incorrect.

Speaking after the game, Müller said that he thought the referee made the right decision, but after taking a new look on the situation, he admits that the Bavarians shouldn't have been given a penalty.

"From the pitch, I thought it looked like a clear penalty - like a clear push from behind. I still think there is a push and that it's a foul, but it's not enough for a penalty," Müller said in a statement on Facebook.

The German Football Association posted a statement on Thursday in which the project leader for VAR, Dr. Jochen Drees, admits that the decision was incorrect.

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