Reus questions key decisions after bitter defeat to Bayern

Reus questions key decisions after bitter defeat to Bayern

Germany: Bundesliga

Dortmund J. Brandt (5), E. Håland (48)


FC Bayern R. Lewandowski (9), K. Coman (44), R. Lewandowski (Pen. 77)

By Rune Gjerulff

Marco Reus felt he should have had a penalty in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-3 defeat to Bayern München. At the same time, he thought the penalty that led to Bayern’s winner was “harsh”.

Marco Reus.
Marco Reus. Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus felt vital decisions went against his team as they fell to a 2-3 defeat at home against Bayern München tonight.

While the score was 2-2 in the second half, Dortmund called for a penalty after a challenge from Lucas Hernandez saw Reus go down in the box, but their appeals were waved away by referee Felix Zwayer.

Much to the frustration of the home side, Zwayer wasn’t even called over by VAR to see the incident again.

After seeing the replay, Reus was asked if he felt it was a penalty.

“Oh my God. Oh yes,” he told Sky.

“I didn’t think it was that clear during the game, but seeing it now, he definitely has to look at it again.”

To make things worse for Dortmund, Bayern ended up winning the game after a controversial penalty call as Mats Hummels was adjudged to have handled the ball after a VAR review.

“I think it’s harsh, I must say,” said Reus after taking a look at the incident.

“Mats really tries to go for the ball with his head, and of course he needs his body to do that.”

1 Gregor Kobel
24 Thomas Meunier
16 Manuel Akanji
15 Mats Hummels
13 Raphaël Guerreiro ↩82
23 Emre Can
19 Julian Brandt ↩69
8 Mahmoud Dahoud ↩60
22 Jude Bellingham
9 Erling Håland ↩82
11 Marco Reus (C)
35 Marwin Hitz
21 Donyell Malen ↪60
27 Steffen Tigges ↪82
5 Dan-Axel Zagadou
14 Nico Schulz ↪82
34 Marin Pongracic
20 Reinier
28 Axel Witsel
39 Marius Wolf ↪69
FC Bayern
1 Manuel Neuer (C)
5 Benjamin Pavard
2 Dayotchanculle Upamecano
21 Lucas Hernández ↩74
19 Alphonso Davies
8 Leon Goretzka ↩65
24 Corentin Tolisso
11 Kingsley Coman ↩88
25 Thomas Müller
10 Leroy Sané ↩65
9 Robert Lewandowski
36 Christian Früchtl
7 Serge Gnabry ↪65
40 Malik Tillman
3 Omar Richards
4 Niklas Süle ↪74
23 Tanguy Nianzou ↪88
22 Marc Roca
42 Jamal Musiala ↪65

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