Arsenal fans fume Champions League is ‘rigged’ after referee gaffe that left Odegaard seething


ARSENAL fans raged after a refereeing error went against them in their Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.

The Gunners were becoming increasingly frustrated in the latter stages of their quarter-final second leg in Germany as Bayern led 1-0 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate.

Twitter / @TheEuropeanLadMartin Odegaard’s shot deflected off Eric Dier before Manuel Neuer pushed it behind[/caption]

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Odegaard was furious at the decision to give a corner as he raged at the assistant refereeGetty

Odegaard claimed it was the second incorrect decision as he voiced his frustrationGetty

And captain Martin Odegaard was left even more incensed when Arsenal were not given a corner.

Odegaard saw his shot deflect off Eric Dier before it was tipped behind by keeper Manuel Neuer.

Yet referee Danny Makkelie pointed for a goal kick as the Gunners skipper was left in disbelief.

He remonstrated with the assistant referee, throwing his hands above his head.

The Norwegian could also be seen saying: “That’s two times.”

Reacting to the decision, one fan said: “Rigged .”

Another added: “Neuer clearly touched the ball on Odegaard’s shot. Why is that not a corner?”

A third replied: “That corner decision is woeful, two very obvious deflections.


“Odegaard’s reaction was even that of someone who wasn’t disappointed cos he’d won a corner.”

While a fourth responded: “Bayern rigged the game.”

There is no evidence to suggest the game was rigged.

Minutes after the decision, the full-time whistle was blown as Arsenal were dumped out of the Champions League.

It is their second defeat in four days after they lost 2-0 at home to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday.

Mikel Arteta‘s men now need to dust themselves off as they prepare to go to Wolves on Saturday evening.

Following the defeat to Villa, Arsenal sit two points adrift of champions Manchester City with six games remaining.

Thomas Tuchel’s genius tactical tweak against Arsenal

FANS hailed Thomas Tuchel’s tactical tweak that “took Bukayo Saka out of the game” in their Champions League victory against Arsenal.

With regular full-back Alphonso Davies suspended, Tuchel deployed TWO full backs in his place in the shape of Noussair Mazraoui and Raphael Guerreiro.

The duo doubled up on Saka, with Mazraoui at left-back and Guerreiro playing higher up, offering him protection from midfield.

And the plan could not have worked out any better with Saka almost totally nullified.

One fan noted: “Thomas Tuchel with a tactical masterclass today starting two full-backs on the left wing to keep Bukayo Saka locked down.

“Through 75 minutes, Saka has 0 shots and 0 chances created. Just 19 accurate passes & 32 total touches…”

Tuchel himself explained: “You have to defend a lot on that side. Arsenal’s right side is where most attacks usually start. That’s their danger side. That’s why we chose Rafa (Guerreiro).”

Read more on Tuchel’s genius here.