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‘That's theatre’ Favre hits out at the controversial Lazio penalty

Thu 03 December 2020 | 9:29

Dortmund boss is happy about the qualification but claims that the referee’s penalty decision has been unfair.

Borussia Dortmund

secured their Champions League knock-out stage qualification by getting a draw from their Wednesday clash against

Lazio

. The German giants were able to open the scoring by a 44th minute Raphel Guerreiro goal but Lazio was given a penalty in the 67th minute after Niko Shulz was ruled to have fouled Milinkovic-Savic in the box. Video footage of the incident shows that the Lazio midfielder has exaggerated the effect of the touch but the penalty was confirmed by the VAR anyway and

Ciro Immobile

was able to score the equalizer for the Italian side. In a post-match interview with 

Sky

,

Lucien Favre

has spoken about the referee’s decision but is thankful that Lazio’s penalty was not enough to affect his team’s qualification to the next round.

"We had our chances to score the second goal. Then we concede an unnecessary penalty against us, which isn't one,

"That's incredible. That's theatre, he is in a swimming pool. He exaggerates. But we are through to the next round. That's the most important thing."

Dortmund will play against

Eintracht Frankfurt

on Saturday before continuing their Champions League campaign with a match against Zenit three days later.

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