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Brian Kerr and Damien Delaney give their opinion on Real Madrid’s controversial offside action against Bayern Munich

Brian Kerr and Damien Delaney believe the linesman was too quick to rule Noussair Mazraoui offside deep into injury time of Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final clash with Bayern Munich, but both experts believe the waste of Bayern in front of the goal is the cause. before their defeat.

The incident occurred deep into stoppage time, with Madrid leading 2–1 on the night and leading 4–3 on aggregate. The linesman raised his flag to indicate Noussair Mazraoui was offside after a long ball from Joshua Kimmich and the referee blew his whistle just after Ferland Mendy’s defensive header.




Thomas Müller headed the resulting breaking ball to Matthijs de Ligt, who struck past Andrey Lunin in the Real Madrid goal. However, replays show that Mazraoui appeared to be onside in the build-up and that the linesman should not have raised his flag nor should he have blown his whistle.

Despite Bayern’s protests, the goal was not given and moments later the final whistle blew to signal the end of the match and the Real Madrid players began celebrating their passage to yet another Champions League final.

“Now it looked like it was offside from that position,” Kerr began. “But now that you look at it, the ball has been kicked and it doesn’t look offside. Why was the linesman so keen to raise the flag?” as early as?

“The only thing is, Lunin stopped,” Delaney interjects. “Could he have fallen and saved that? Possibly. But I don’t even think Mazraoui made the header. It was helped back by Mendy.

“The whistle clearly blew, but the Real Madrid players clearly continued.”

Although both Kerr and Delaney believe the linesman should not have raised the flag, they were keen to emphasize that this incident was not the main talking point of the match and pointed to Bayern’s missed chances at 1-0 as the key point. reason why they will not be in the final against Borussia Dortmund on June 1.