Browsing Offsides

Referees Keep Ruining Big Games (Bayern Munich vs Barcelona)

Posted on 24 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

Yes, it wasn’t a fair fight. Bayern Munich steamrolled over Barcelona with a 4-0 victory that already puts them in the Champions League without a real need for a second leg. And yet, the feeling that referee Viktor Kassai messed up one a lot of big decisions, including three goals, gives another example of the crisis in terms of match refereeing football is experiencing, while nothing is done (hint: start using replays) to make things better. More

Robert Lewandowski

Referees Don’t Know What an Offside Is (Borussia Dortmund vs Malaga)

Posted on 9 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

The Champions League won probably by getting Dortmund to score an illegal goal in the 93rd minute, giving them a 3-2 aggregate win in the quarterfinals, as Felipe Santana scored the dramatic winner after a double offside went unnoticed by the referees. Earlier, Eliseu scored the potential winning goal also from an offside the linesmen and the referee missed. More