Chelsea followers had been left raging at ‘pathetic’ and ’embarrassing’ choices which noticed them ‘robbed blind’ of their Champions League draw away to Actual Madrid.
Blues boss Emma Hayes described the officiating on the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano as ’embarrassing’ after a controversial penalty awarded to Actual Madrid was adopted up with Niamh Charles’ ninety fifth minute winner being chalked off for offside.
Hayes’ facet dominated the Group D conflict and had been main 2-1 with 75 minutes performed after Charles cancelled out Olga Carmona’s Tenth-minute opener, and Sam Kerr had put them in entrance.
Controversy would quickly dominate and Chelsea’s gamers, teaching employees and followers had been left in disbelief when Jessie Fleming was adjudged to have fouled Actual Madrid ahead Athenea del Castillo inside the world.
Replays clearly confirmed Fleming’s foul occurred outdoors the field and it was the momentum of Castillo that took her into the world. Regardless of protestations, Carmona scored to make it 2-2.
Chelsea noticed a ninety fifth minute chalked off with scorer Niamh Charles (circled, entrance) known as offside
Chelsea had been already incensed after Jessie Fleming was known as for freely giving a penalty, regardless of replays displaying the foul occurred outdoors the world. VAR was not in use for the match
Emma Hayes fumed that Chelsea had been ‘robbed’ and followers had been apoplectic with the calls
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‘I might see from the bench it was outdoors the field, so I am completely shocked that these managing the sport could not see that,’ Hayes fumed.
‘I am unable to keep in mind the final time I have been in a recreation like that the place two humongous choices have gone in opposition to us.’
‘Chelsea Ladies completely robbed of an essential victory away in Madrid,’ one fan wrote on X.
‘The actual fact it is a penalty in Europe’s most elite competitors is a shame.’
‘In what world is that this a pen?’ one other wrote.
‘This was given as a penalty to Actual Madrid… What a joke…’ a 3rd mentioned.
However the drama wouldn’t cease there.
Sam Kerr went on to tug the facet forward at 2-1 as Hayes’ facet thought they could win the tie
However a controversial late penalty name in opposition to Flemming handed momentum again to the hosts
Chelsea rallied in quest of a winner, sensing that they had been the higher workforce and didn’t must accept some extent.
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Could 2009: Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona
Chelsea had been raging that referee Tom Henning Ovrebo turned down FOUR penalty appeals from the hosts and so they went out on away objectives.
He has since admitted making errors in that match.
April 2013: Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Malaga
A final-minute objective knocked the Spaniards out – regardless of 4 Dortmund gamers being offside. The assistant referees that day have by no means officiated a European match since.
Could 2016: Actual Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (Actual received 5-3 on pens)
Sergio Ramos’ objective to place Actual Madrid forward was from an offside place and may have been chalked off. He would go on to be Man of the Match and win one other Champions League
Heading into the ultimate few seconds of 5 added minutes Millie Brilliant clipped a ball excessive for Charles to volley in from shut vary.
It was rapidly dominated out for offside, regardless of replays displaying Charles was clearly onside by a few yards.
‘We scored a respectable objective with Niamh Charles three or 4 yards onside. It is embarrassing,’ boss Hayes mentioned. ‘I needed to verify why the objective was disallowed.
‘I then watched it again, Sam’s about eight yards away from the goalkeeper, she’s nowhere close to her. I can not perceive the choice in any way. I believe we have been robbed.’
Hayes was not alone in condemning the choice.
‘That could be a horrible determination,’ ex-England defender Gilly Flaherty mentioned on BBC Radio 5 Dwell.
‘Charles is up to now onside it’s ridiculous. If I am Emma Hayes wanting again at that decision, I’m fuming.
‘Chelsea must be strolling away with three factors. From the angle that we now have seen it is not even shut [to being offside].’
‘This is without doubt one of the most stunning calls in all of refereeing historical past,’ one indignant Chelsea fan wrote.
‘Pathetic. Makes that embarrassing penalty name look higher one way or the other. Chelsea have been robbed blind.’
It must be famous that VAR just isn’t in use through the group levels of the match, with UEFA laws stating that the expertise ‘could also be used’ from the knockout levels.
Chelsea followers had been livid at each choices, with one claiming they’d been ‘robbed blind’
Chelsea had been annoyed of their first group stage Champions League match vs Actual Madrid
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