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Hoffenheim denied replay of phantom goal match

28 October 2013, 16:13

Frankfurt, Germany - A German football federation tribunal has rejected Hoffenheim's call for a replay of a Bundesliga match won by Bayer Leverkusen with a goal that shouldn't have been allowed.

Leverkusen's Stefan Kiessling was awarded the goal by referee Felix Brych in the Oct. 18 game when his header hit the side-netting and rolled into the goal through a hole.

The tribunal ruled Monday that Brych didn't breach any rules in making his decision and let Leverkusen's 2-1 win stand.

Hoffenheim has a week to decide whether it will appeal to a higher tribunal.

Brych told Monday's hearing that he thought the ball was going past the goal, lost sight of the ball, and "then I saw the ball was in the goal."

- AP


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