Bright excitement about video evidence after 3:1 victory for Bavaria

FC Bayern Munich win the opening match of the 56th Bundesliga season. But the 3:1 against Hoffenheim is bought at a high price. There are fierce debates about the video evidence again. It causes indignation.

Munich – Hoffenheim’s coach Julian Nagelsmann took refuge in biting irony, sports boss Alexander Rosen complained verbosely. After the opening match in Munich, in which the two ÖFB team players David Alaba and Florian Grillitsch played through, the displeasure of the losing team from Hoffenheim was directed against referee Bastian Dankert and his assistant Sören Storks in the Cologne video studio.

“We saw it at the World Cup: We had a senior referee from Zimbabwe, a fourth official from Saudi Arabia and one from Uruguay sitting in the video room. There was no test phase and the video evidence was turned into what it should be, namely a wonderful, meaningful and just institution. And then we have what we have experienced today. That’s in contrast to what it should be,” Rosen complained.

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“Bird game 20 minutes”

The main criticism – not only from Rosen – was sparked by Dankert’s penalty decision after an alleged foul by 1899 professional Havard Nordtveit on Bayern player Franck Ribery. This action, which led to the penalty kick and the 2-1 lead of the Bavarians, Dankert surprisingly did not check by video evidence.

Before the penalty kick was repeated and a Bayern goal was taken away because of Thomas Müller’s handball, Dankert decided twice only after his personal video study on the sidelines. Nagelsmann also went into the controversial penalty kick decision in his match analysis. He had seen a good game, but “then came bird wild 20 minutes and hardly any football, only watching video and a penalty, which was not for me,” said the young coach.

Coman seriously injured

Why Dankert did not check the alleged foul of Nordtveit on Ribery, Nagelsmann simply could not explain: “I don’t know why, I had no camera in Cologne”, teased Nagelsmann against the video assistant. Robert Lewandowski turned the penalty kick in the 82nd minute finally in the second attempt to the important 2:1. Previously Thomas Müller (23.) for Bavaria and Adam Szalai (57.) had hit on Hoffenheimer side. Arjen Robben, a substitute, was responsible for the final point in injury time. For more details about the promotions and bonuses of Genesis Casino, check them out here!

Bayern coach Niko Kovac did not want to focus his analysis on the whirl of rules after his premiere victory. Instead, he had to digest another serious injury from Kingsley Coman. The Frenchman is out for most of the first half due to a rupture of the syndesmose band and the necessary operation. The hard pace of the Hoffenheim team was also reflected in the foul statistics. Hoffenheim committed 25 fouls, Bayern only three.