Jude Bellingham criticizes ‘match fixing’ official in Dortmund defeat

Jude Bellingham criticizes ‘match fixing’ official in Dortmund defeat

‘What do you expect?’ Bellingham targets match official

Borussia Dortmund lost to holders Bayern Munich at Signal Iduna Park in another installment of Der Klassiker earlier this evening in a nail-biting 3-2 affair that saw the Bavarians extend their lead over Die Schwarzgelben in the table to four points, but England starlet Jude Bellingham did not mince words in the aftermath of the home defeat when he” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>took aim at match official Felix Zwayer

in another questionable performance from the referee.

Bellingham let fly in his post-match comments with Jan Aage Fjørtoft regarding the performance of Zwayer – a man who was suspected of match-fixing back in 2005 – given the seemingly one-sided calls that riddled Der Klassiker.

In particular, a questionable late handball decision against veteran center-back Mats Hummels allowed star Bayern man Robert Lewandowski to convert his effort from the spot which completed his brace on the night in another goalscoring display from the Polish international.

But at the other end, Dortmund was denied a penalty shout after Canadian left-back Alphonso Davies was seen on replay to block a cross in the area with his hand yet no call was given, as well as German international Marco Reus being pushed down in the box by Lucas Hernández, which also was not given. The questionable night from Zwayer incensed Dortmund boss Marco Rose, who eventually was given a second yellow card and removed from his technical area for words directed at Zwayer.

Dortmund stumble in chance to go top

Borussia Dortmund does not get many chances to leapfrog giants Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga these last few years after the Bavarian juggernauts have established an unbreakable stranglehold on the German top flight, but tonight was that night for Marco Rose’s men and they failed to deliver in front of the home support in the Ruhr valley.

Though the match provided a wonderful example of what the Bundesliga has to offer given the two headline clubs clashing in a five-goal thriller, the result stood as a difficult reminder that Dortmund remains behind their biggest domestic rival (apart from FC Schalke 04) and are not yet ready to ascend to the top.

Jude Bellingham takes aim at ‘match fixing’ official as controversial calls condemn Dortmund to Der Klassiker defeat

DORTMUND, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 19: Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund shows appreciation to the fans following the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach at Signal Iduna Park on September 19, 2020 in Dortmund, Germany. Fans are set to return to Bundesliga stadiums in Germany despite to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. Up to 20% of stadium’s capacity are allowed to be filled. Final decisions are left to local health authorities and are subject to club’s hygiene concepts and the infection numbers in the corresponding region. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Star striker Erling Haaland got himself on the scoresheet with a lovely curled effort inside the area to level the match at 2-2 after Bayern overcame an early 1-0 deficit after Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman canceled out Julian Brandt’s 5th-minute opener, but Julian Nagelsmann’s troops stood the test of time again and now take a four-point cushion into matchday 15 when they host Mainz 05 at the Allianz Arena while Dortmund goes down the road to newly-promoted VfL Bochum in a tricky away day.

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