In case you missed it, Bayer Leverkusen’s Stefan Kiessling scored a ‘ghost goal’ against Hoffenheim on October 18th to earn his side a 2-1 win when the ball entered through a hole in the side netting. The goal came in the 70th minute with Leverkusen already up 1-0 but would be the deciding factor in the match as Hoffenheim pulled one back late in the game. The ball obviously did not go in, but what should be expected from the referee if the player confesses to the no goal? And more importantly, what should the Football Association do after the match when clear cut evidence proves it wasn’t a goal?
ESPNFC has reported the Hoffenheim’s appeal to have the match replayed has been denied by the German FA. If Croatia scored a similar goal like this at the World Cup, as a fan, would you let the goal stand or take the high road and have it called the right way?