Champions League mistake referee ‘Stripped’ at Euro 2024 tournament opener following Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich scandal

REFEREE Szymon Marciniak could be REMOVED from the opening Euro 2024 match between Germany and Scotland after his controversial officiating in the Champions League semi-finals.

Marciniak, 43, made headlines around the world following Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich this week, as a mistaken offside flag cost the Germans a last-gasp equalizer .

Referee Szymon Marciniak could be ruled out of Euro 2024 openerCredit: Getty
Marciniak made headlines after his controversial Champions League refereeingCredit: Getty

Bayern star Matthijs de Ligt thought he had sent the tie into extra time when he scored from the back of the net in the 13th minute of stoppage time.

But Polish referee Marciniak whistled for offside before landing the shot which beat Real goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.

Assistant referee Tomasz Listkiewicz had judged Noussair Mazraoui to be slightly offside during the build-up as he attempted to score with a header before the ball fell to De Ligt to strike.

Linesmen are advised to delay raising their flags, especially when the margins are so tight.

Replays proved inconclusive and De Ligt revealed that the EXCUSES with him full time.

The move angered Bayern, who saw Alphonso Davies’ opener canceled out by a late double from Joselu.

And it appears Marciniak is facing punishment for recognizing the flag and stopping the game from continuing.

And according to Przegląd Sportowy, Marciniak is now HAXED of its planned participation in Euro 2024, it hosts the first German match of the tournament.

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The Polish publication claims that the experienced referee has been appointed for the match between Julian Nagelsmann’s men and Scotland on June 14 at Bayern’s Allianz Arena in Munich, among others.

However, the chances of this happening are now “close to zero” after the scenes in Madrid.

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This one will have stung Kane the most… what is the German word for schadenfreude?, says Dave Kidd

By Dave Kidd

OF all the trophies missed by Harry Kane, it is the Bundesliga which will have stung the most.

It was supposed to be a dead certificate. It was nailed.

Bayern Munich have won 11 successive Bundesliga titles, so when the England captain signed for the Bavarian powerhouse last summer, we all said to ourselves: “Well, at least he’ll finally win something.”

However, on Sunday evening, it was Bayer Leverkusen – known in Germany as “Neverkusen” because they had never won the championship thanks to several late implosions – who were struggling, 16 points ahead, undefeated all competitions combined and confirmed champion with five matches. save.

And so, the greatest trophy curse in football history continues.

And this one is truly bizarre because Leverkusen’s story is almost as extraordinary as Leicester City’s miracle title in 2015-16 – the season when Kane won his first Premier League Golden Boot and Tottenham finished ‘third in a two-horse race” behind Arsenal.

Kane is always the runner-up, always the closer, always the fall guy, too often a figure of fun for those who delight in the misfortune of others.

Does anyone know the German word for schadenfreude…?

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Outgoing Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel has not held back his assessment of Marciniak, accusing him of breaking “all the rules”.

Tuchel said after full-time: “I think it’s quite clear and (there) can be, in my opinion, no doubt that this goes against all the rules of modern football.

“The first big mistake came from the linesman, he did it during an action in overtime, during an action with Alphonso Davies, he did it too, he raised his flag straight away.

“I don’t know if he was offside. I had a strange feeling. Raising your flag in a situation like this when you can never be sure if it’s offside -game, having the courage to raise the flag in a situation like this is a huge call and it’s the wrong call.

“The referee has a chance. When he sees that we win the second ball, we win the rebound and we take the shot away within five seconds, he has the option not to whistle. He makes the decision to whistle – it’s against all the rules.

“We recognize that we lost. That’s how it is, but it wouldn’t have happened on the other side.”

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