And again, Tobias Stieler was the focus of a referee debate. The 40-year-old, however, did not act as a video referee in the Cologne basement, but directed as an impartial the Bundesliga game between the SPVGG Greuther Fürth and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
After Fürth’s Timothy Tillmann had fouled opponent Stefan Lainer in the midst of the first half in the penalty area, Stiels let first continue. Only about three minutes later, Stieler ran on the Cologne Keller to the sideline to view the scene again. He finally corrected his decision and showed the point.
For Fürth’s Tobiass chief Rachid Azzouzi, this process caused plenty of irritation. Stalks had been sure that he does not have to get out, roared Azzouzi, who did not want to know a clear wrong decision.
Kurios: Stieler had been on 6 April Wednesday video demand on the Bundesliga show of FC Augsburg against Mainz 05. However, he had not made aware of the referee Matthias Jölenbeck on a unjustly peaked penalty. It escaped – once again – a debate on the meaningfulness of the video assistant. “What are they doing in Cologne?”, The Mainz coach Bo Svensson emerged.