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Fans claim Bayern Munich were ‘robbed’ by ‘terrible’ decision to deny them late equalizer in dramatic defeat to Real Madrid… as Paul Scholes slams linesman for ‘too rash’


Bayern Munich were left furious after seeing a late equalizer ruled out for offside during Wednesday’s heartbreaking Champions League semi-final second leg defeat by Real Madrid.

The German giants came close to victory thanks to Alphonso Davies’ raspy second-half strike, but a quick-fire boost from Josel dashed their dreams at the Bernabeu.

However, they almost took the game to extra-time when Matthijs de Ligt swept the ball home after injury time in the 13th minute.

There was no celebration for the visitors as the linesman raised the flag for offside before De Ligt had even touched the ball.

The official believed that Noussair Mazraoui was in front of the line in the build-up and didn’t allow the move a chance to play out for VAR to step in and call afterwards, as has become the custom.

The footage showed that it was an extremely close fight and it looked like Mazraoui managed to keep the run going.

«Shameful, inexplicable,» wrote one disgruntled viewer on X, while another called it a «terrible decision.»

Another wrote: ‘100 percent it was a robbery. The linesman doesn’t let it play, flags for incorrect offside and a legitimate goal is disallowed in the last minute.»

Paul Scholes, working as a pundit for TNT Sports, agreed with them, saying: “I’m not sure it’s offside. For the linesman to put up a flag… he’s too impetuous. He must wait.’

De Ligt himself was clearly furious that his strike didn’t stick when he gave an interview after the match.

He said: “I don’t want to say that Real Madrid always have referees with them, but today it’s a difference.

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«Really, when you think they’re dead, take your last breath… that’s why they have 14 Champions Leagues,» Movistar said.

De Ligt then told beIN Sport: “The linesman told me: sorry, I made a mistake. It was a shame.»

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