Samstag, 31. August 2013

Killer Foul Ramires Chelsea - Bayern Munchen Mario Götze

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho accused referee Jonas Eriksson of "killing the final" when he showed Ramires a second yellow card in his side's penalty shootout defeat to Bayern Munich in the Super Cup. The Brazilian midfielder was shown red in the 85th minute for a foul on Mario Gotze and Pep Guardiola’s side promptly came back to force extra time and later triumph. While the Blues boss accepts that the challenge may have warranted a booking, he argues that to do so on such a big occasion ruined the spectacle.

Manuel Neuer Amazing Header Save

Hazard's well-hit shot from the edge of the box looked destined for the safety of Neuer's gloves but the Germany international somehow misjudged the bounce and allowed the ball through his hands into the back of the net. A series of fabulous saves from Cech in the second half of added time - from Manduzkic, Toni Kroos, Xherdan Shaqiri and Ribery - looked to have clinched the trophy for Chelsea, but there was still time for more drama. After 15 minutes of seemingly unrelenting pressure, substitute Martinez was the recipient of a fortunate bounce in the Chelsea area with just seconds remaining and tapped the ball past Cech to send the game to penalties. Much like they had been throughout a fabulous contest, the two teams were faultless from the spot, but with Lukaku looking set to send the shootout to sudden-death, the Belgian produced a weak effort that Neuer kept out down to his left.