Promoted Heidenheim claimed their first points in the Bundesliga on Friday, coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Borussia Dortmund after a controversial and bizarre late penalty decision
Promoted Heidenheim claimed their first points in the Bundesliga on Friday, coming from two pretensions down to draw 2- 2 at Borussia Dortmund after a controversial and crazy late penalty decision. Dortmund looked in full control beforehand, taking a commanding lead just 15 twinkles with a thing from Julian Brandt and an Emre Can penalty. The home side wasted several chances to land a killer blow and allowed Heidenheim back into the game, Eren Dinkci scoring a stunner beforehand in the alternate half to give the callers hope.
Heidenheim equalised from the spot late in the alternate half, Tim Kleindienst scoring after a long VAR detention.
Having firstly awarded a penalty which was capsized by VAR for offside, the adjudicator approached the box and again capsized the decision, transferring Kleindienst to the spot.
Dortmund protested but the thing stood, continuing a worryingly poor start from last time’s runners up, who now have one palm and two draws in the league this season.
“We enough much beat ourselves in the alternate half” Brandt told DAZN.
“We conceded two pretensions after safely having possession of the ball. We urgently need to cover the ball– pretensions like that break our necks.”
Dortmund director Edin Terzic refused to condemn the late contestation, telling DAZN” we fully gave the game down. you have to say that we beat ourselves moment.”
His Heidenheim counterpart Frank Schmidt credited his side’s fightback.
“We were 2- 0 behind after 15 twinkles and I suppose everyone allowed it was over, but also we took pitfalls and provoked miscalculations– you can say we should have won.”
Facing a side playing only their third top division match, Dortmund dominated beforehand and took the lead after just seven twinkles, Brandt heaving a shot past Kevin Mueller and in, off the bottom of the bar.
Dortmund doubled their lead from the spot soon after, captain Can transferring Mueller the wrong way after Lennard Maloney handballed under pressure from Brandt.
The home side turned the screws as the beginners looked stressed, but were unfit to convert several half- chances.
Excelled in the first half, Heidenheim looked a different side beforehand in the alternate half, turning up the pressure on the home side.
The callers had the ball in the net shortly after halftime but had the thing struck off for handball. Undeterred, Heidenheim pulled one back shortly after, Dinkci slamming once Gregor Kobel from close range.
With 15 twinkles remaining, Sebastien Haller brought down an offside Jan- Niklas Beste in the box.
In comical scenes, the match functionary refocused to the spot but a VAR review capsized the penalty for offside– before suggesting the adjudicator have another look on the examiner.
The adjudicator took several twinkles before awarding a penalty, deciding Haller had control of the ball and had played on, meaning the offside was inapplicable.
Kleindienst, who scored the pivotal penalty which brought Heidenheim into the top division last season, stepped up and blasted the ball down the middle to equalise.
Despite 12 twinkles of injury time, the callers held on for a memorable draw. Know More Latest Football News…