Thomas Müller

Controversial Offside Call Sparks Outburst from Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller

In a thrilling Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich tempers flared as a contentious offside decision left Bayern players seething with frustration.

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Trailing 2-1 in added time of the second half Bayern threw caution to the wind launching a desperate assault on the Real Madrid goal.

The pivotal moment came when Joshua Kimmich delivered a cross into the box prompting a heated aerial battle between Mazraoui and the Bayern players.

As the chaos unfolded Matthijs de Ligt managed to slot the ball into the back of the net seemingly equalizing for Bayern.

However, jubilation turned to fury as the match officials intervened. The linesman swiftly raised his flag indicating an offside infringement while referee Szymon Marciniak blew the whistle halting play before De Ligt’s strike.

The decision sparked a furious reaction from Bayern’s talismanic forward, Thomas Müller, who vented his frustration at the officials.

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Müller expressed disbelief at the speed of the decision-making process, suggesting that key moments like these deserved closer scrutiny, particularly in crucial Champions League encounters.

“Marciniak? He did not watch the video. He did not give himself the opportunity to look at it,” Müller exclaimed. “It’s really strange, in such a situation, to whistle so fast. This often happens here in Madrid.”

Drawing on past experiences, Müller highlighted the potential impact of such decisions, reminiscing about previous encounters with Real Madrid and referencing the absence of VAR in those instances.

“I experienced this a few years ago, with two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo. But it was before the VAR,” Müller recalled.

Despite the disappointment of the result, Müller praised the defensive resilience of his team, acknowledging the efforts of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and the backline.

“When you’re a goal up, you feel good. Obviously, we did allow some chances but Manu and our defenders were there for us,” he remarked.

Reflecting on the broader implications of the match, Müller emphasized the fine margins that often decide games at the highest level of competition.

“Usually, it’s mistakes that decide games. We’re very disappointed, it’s a real blow,” Müller lamented. “We left everything on the pitch and invested so much. It’s tough.”

As Bayern Munich grapples with the aftermath of a controversial defeat, questions linger over the role of officiating in shaping the outcome of pivotal matches in the Champions League.

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