The referee for the quarter-final first leg between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund is not very inspired. After whistling a penalty against the Germans before being corrected, the official whistled a non-existent fault from Bellingham on the goalkeeper of the Citizens, whom the Englishman had just erased to go score.
Borussia Dortmund can legitimately consider themselves cheated at the end of the first period. On the lawn of Manchester City, the Germans had to face a first bad referee decision. A penalty whistled against midfielder Emre Can, fortunately corrected by the VAR, after the opener from Kevin De Bruyne.
Video assistance, on the other hand, was of no help to poor Jude Bellingham, who had perfectly exploited a poor control, very approximate, of the Brazilian goalkeeper of Manchester City, Ederson (38th).
The Englishman Jude Bellingham appeared to steal the ball very cleanly in the feet and go to score in the empty goal. But he was cut off in his tracks by the referee, who saw a foul on his part on the Brazilian goalkeeper, who played the shot very well.
However, the images are very clear, at no time does Bellingham touch his opponent. The decision made German team coach Edin Terzic jump, whose angry cry reflected the anger and frustration engendered by the situation, when his team should have equalized.
Package for the meeting, another England international, Jadon Sancho, complained about the arbitration decision clearly against his team.