Robert Andrich's goal, Switzerland vs Germany

Reason behind Germany’s Robert Andrich’s goal being disallowed against Switzerland in their recent UEFA Euro match

Robert Andrich’s goal went in vain as VAR has other ideas

Robert Andrich’s 17th-minute goal for Germany in their recent UEFA Euro 2024 Group A fixture against Switzerland was disallowed by the VAR. Andrich scored a scintillating goal from quite a few yards out and then carried on celebrating what he thought was a goal that further cemented Germany’s position at the top of their respective group.

However, Andrich’s and his teammate’s joy was cut short when VAR interrupted and sent the on-field referee to the pitch-side monitor to have a look at an incident that occurred in between Robert Andrich’s goal in the Switzerland vs Germany match. It appeared as though the goal was then disallowed because eventually there was a foul committed by Andrich’s teammate Jamal Musiala on Switzerland’s Michel Aebisher inside the final third in the built-up to the goal.

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Apparently Musiala went on to commit a tackle on the Swiss player inside the penalty area which was judged as a late foul committed by the young German forward. What appeared like an early lead for Germany in their ultimate Group A fixture quickly vanished and the score went back to 0-0.

However, a Switzerland goal just within the next 15 minutes period since Germany’s disallowed goal piled more misery on the host nations’ player. But like Julian Nagelsmann’s team has done in this tournament so far despite conceding the goal, they looked to attack in numbers and get back in the game.

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Niclas Fullkrug rescued a point for Germany against Switzerland as the hosts’ top Group A

After going down 1-0 to a Dan Ndoye goal from Switzerland’s hierarchy, Germany huffed and puffed for an equaliser but wasn’t able to grab it till the 90th minute of the match. However, a Niclas Fullkrug strike in the added time at the 92th-minute of the game earned them a draw and rescued a point from a game that seemed like their first loss of the Euro 2024.

With this point, Germany was able to top Group A with seven points to their tally, while the Swiss booked the second spot with five points. Julian Nagelsmann’s side has already booked its place in the round of 16 after their back-to-back wins in their opening two fixtures against Scotland and Hungary.

Switzerland has also qualified for the next round, while Hungary still waits for the results all around in terms of their chances to qualify after beating Scotland 0-1 and knocking them out in a match that was both sides’ last Group A fixture.

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