Stoppage Time – International Football Blog

2. Bundesliga: The “Phantom Goal” for MSV Duisburg

Posted in European Football by peterbein on January 19, 2010

Stoppage Time is looking forward to a trip to Germany this weekend so I have decided to write a short blog today in order to share a video from a German Second League game that was played last Sunday afternoon between MSV Duisburg and FSV Frankfurt. With nine minutes to play and the score already 4:0 to MSV Duisburg this goal didn’t have too much significance on the final outcome but a ‘goal’ such as this one only increases the case for video technology to be used in similar situations. That debate, I’m sure, we shall have on another occasion but, for now, just enjoy the comedy that is Christian Tiffert’s “Phantomtor”. The commentary is in German but the pictures are very self-explanatory:

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  1. Christian said, on January 19, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    There is no need for video technology. Well, at least not for a situation like this. Even a referee in Kazakhstans fifth league would not decide for a goal. It’s unbelievable…

    • peterbein said, on January 19, 2010 at 8:46 pm

      Hi Christian. If neither a referee nor his assistant can see that the ball didn’t cross the line when everybody else in the stadium can then maybe the fourth official in the stand should take a look. How two people with a clear view of the ball can get it so wrong is laughable. 😀


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