Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre has hit out at the decision to award Lazio a penalty in their 1-1 Champions League draw on Wednesday.
Replays showed little contact between the two asthe Lazio midfielder seemingly madethe most of the incident. The spot-kick was allowed to stand however, with Ciro Immobile making no mistake with his penalty.
Neither side would then be able to find a winner as Favre’s side secured their spot in the knockout stages with a point, but the coach was left to rue what was a controversial penalty decision in favour of Lazio.
“We had our chances to score the secondgoal. Then we concede an unnecessary penalty against us, which isn’t one,” Favre told Sky post-match.
“That’s incredible. That’s theatre, he is in aswimming pool. He exaggerates. But we are through to the next round. That’s the most important thing.”
Dortmund, who confirmed star striker Erling Haaland will be sidelined until the new year prior to the match, suffered another injury scare late in the match with veteran centre-back Mats Hummels forced from the field.
Club directorMichael Zorc is hopeful that Hummels won’t join Dortmund’s growing injury list afterchatting with the 31-year-old following the full-time whistle.
“I spoke to him briefly, we hope it was just a knock on his foot. We hope that he will be able to recover quickly and that no ligaments have been damaged,” Zorc said.
“We have a few injured players on our hands and we hope that he will be able to play again this weekend.”
Dortmund next face Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday before rounding out their Champions League group campaign against Zenitin Russia next week.
Source : goal.com