Erling Haaland was frustrated to see Borussia Dortmund again fall victim to a controversial handball call despite his late winner against Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday.
Raphael Guerreiro had his second-half goal ruled out by VAR after Haaland’s blocked shot appeared to loop up off the top of his arm before he volleyed home.
Dusseldorf twice hit the post before substitute Haaland headed home in the 95th minute to secure a 1-0 victory and ensure the Bundesliga title race remained alive, with head coach Lucien Favre injuring himself celebrating the dramatic goal.
While the handball decision did not cost them on this occasion, they missed out on a potential penalty in a 1-0 defeat to leaders Bayern Munich last month when a shot from Norway international Haaland was deflected wide off the arm of Jerome Boateng.
In the following game against Paderborn, Dortmund conceded a penalty when Emre Can was adjudged to have handled the ball when sliding to block a shot from Mohamed Drager.
Asked about the decision to disallow Guerreiro’s goal, Haaland said: “I haven’t seen the replay yet, but I have the feeling this handball rule is currently only against us.” Continue reading