Carragher is escalating over the unauthorized “nonsense” Bellingham goal
Jamie Carragher and Mika Richards engage in heated debate when discussing Judd Bellingham’s disallowed goal against Manchester City.
Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring for Al Ittihad in the 19th minute. Borussia Dortmund was severely denied a draw before the end of the first half.
Ederson took his time in possession and Bellingham was there to cut the ball away from him. The English player put the ball in the net after the referee made a mistake.
Ovidiu Hategan incorrectly ruled that Bellingham missed Ederson. When he fired his whistle before hitting it in the net, the VAR could not be used.
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Appearing in CBS SportsCarragher and Richards clashed when discussing the incident after the match:
“We are talking about VAR technology and how they corrupt the match because we are far from the referee who manages the match…” Richards began.
Then Carragher said, “I know why you didn’t want the VV judgment tonight, Jesus Christ! It should be 2-2.
“This is nonsense. It’s unique, it’s not normal, and it doesn’t happen often.
“How do you not understand this? This is the most bizarre thing that I have heard in my life. Okay, so it’s gone and I think it’s a mistake and it’s not a problem … but he knows if he’s blowing this whistle, it removes VAR from the equation … yeah … ?
“We all know what’s going to happen. He’ll roll the ball into the net and then we can have a look.”
Richards then intervened to indicate that there was no rule stating that umpires should let play continue to allow VAR to step in. Carragher then suggested that UEFA would not believe the referee made the right call:
“Do you think that tonight when he returns to the hall, people in UEFA or FIFA who are looking at his performance will say, ‘He did it right’?”
Then Richards agreed that the referee made the wrong call. Presenter Kate Abdo concluded by telling viewers, “Men love arguments, don’t they?”
Man City won the first leg 2–1. Marco Reus equalized for Dortmund in the last ten minutes, but Phil Foden snatched the winner for Pep Guardiola late.
Dortmund City will host the second leg next Wednesday at Signal Iduna Park.