Manchester C - Dortmund

Europe: Champions League
Manchester C K. De Bruyne (19), P. Foden (90)
Etihad Stadium2-1
Dortmund M. Reus (84)

Bellingham & Sancho criticize referee Hategan after Manchester City loss

By Akhil Fisher

Marco Reus equalized after De Bruyne opened the scoring. But, it was Phil Foden’s 90th minute winner that edged Manchester City going into the 2nd leg next week.

Jude Bellingham.
Jude Bellingham.

Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan was one of the talking points in Dortmund’s loss to Manchester City at the Etihad in the Champions League quarter-final 1st leg.

17 year-old Jude Bellingham was denied a goal after he touched the ball into an empty net. Just minutes before Reus’ equalizer, Bellingham appeared to equalize after Ederson rushed out of his line, mishandled the ball with his feet and booted the teenager, only for the foul to given against him.

A decision that also got Bellingham booked with a yellow card.

Speaking after the game to BT Sport, Bellingham showed his frustration and commented: "I definitely think I won the ball fairly. It's a bit frustrating in a time when they've got so many cameras watching the game they don't wait for me to put the ball in the net and then check it."

The proceedings also frustrated his teammate Jadon Sancho, who sat out injured and made his thoughts known via twitter.

It is a decision that might have a grave effect on Dortmund’s Champions League hopes as they host City at the Signal Iduna Park with just one away goal advantage.

Manchester C
2Kyle Walker
5John Stones
3Rúben Dias
27João Cancelo
16Rodri Hernández
8İlkay Gündoğan
26Riyad Mahrez
17Kevin De Bruyne (C)
47Philip Foden
20Bernardo Silva ↩59
13Zack Steffen
85James Trafford
7Raheem Sterling
9Gabriel Jesus ↪59
10Sergio Agüero
21Ferrán Torres
6Nathan Aké
11Oleksandr Zinchenko
14Aymeric Laporte
22Benjamin Mendy
50Eric García
35Marwin Hitz
2Mateu Morey ↩81
16Manuel Akanji
15Mats Hummels
13Raphaël Guerreiro
22Jude Bellingham
23Emre Can
8Mahmoud Dahoud ↩81
36Ansgar Knauff ↩63
9Erling Håland
11Marco Reus (C)
1Roman Bürki
40Stefan Drljača
27Steffen Tigges
14Nico Schulz
26Łukasz Piszczek
6Thomas Delaney ↪81
10Thorgan Hazard
19Julian Brandt
24Thomas Meunier ↪81
30Felix Passlack
32Giovanni Reyna ↪63

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