Fans on social media are 'amazed' Monaco's opener is allowed to stand
‘The most blatant foul on the keeper you’ll EVER see’: Fans on social media are ‘amazed’ Monaco’s opener at Bayer Leverkusen is allowed to stand after Lukas Hradecky’s own goal – despite Breel Embolo’s apparent infringement
- Lukas Hradecky scored an own-goal against Monaco after just nine minutes
- Fans have taken to social media to question how the goal was allowed to stand
- It appeared that Hradecky was fouled by Monaco forward Breel Embolo
Fans on social media are amazed that Monaco’s goal against Bayer Leverkusen was allowed to stand after a ‘blatant’ foul on Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky.
As Monaco forward Breel Embolo chased down Hradecky, the keeper fell upon contact and diverted the ball into his own net.
Social media has since leapt to Hradecky’s defence and are wondering why a foul was not awarded to the goalkeeper.
One user said: ‘No matter how many times I watch this, I’m amazed it’s been given as a goal.’
Summing up the incident as: ‘Just the most blatant foul on the keeper you’ll ever see.’
Bayer Leverkusen’s Lukas Hradecky scored an own-goal but fans have leapt to his defence
This fan thought that it was ‘the most blatant foul on the keeper you’ll ever see’
Another shocked viewer added: ‘That’s not been overturned?!?! Wow’
Bayer Leverkusen head coach Xabi Alonso was also unhappy with the decision to award the goal and one user found it easy to understand why.
They added: ‘No wonder he’s fuming. How does VAR not get involved here? That’s just a blatant foul.’
Another fan then said: ‘VAR strikes again.’
These fans thought VAR should have intervened with the decision to award the goal to Monaco
However, some social media users saw the funny side of the incident – regardless of Embolo’s apparent infringement.
One user clearly thought Hradecky was more at fault than Alonso and the rest of the Bayer Leverkusen side did. They said: ‘That’s shocking that. Keepers even scored the goal’
With another adding: ‘What is the keeper doing there’?
Bayer Leverkusen went on to lose the first-leg Europa League game 3-2 after conceding an injury time winner.
The own-goal by Hradecky could therefore prove to be crucial in the return fixture with Bayer Leverkusen now having to overturn their first-leg deficit.
These fans could not believe Hradecky managed to turn the ball into his own net for the goal
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