“Should have paid more attention during coaching”: So Gradetsky saw red

Bayer Leverkusen narrowly misplaced their first Bundesliga recreation of the season. Werkself can even be with out captain Lukas Hradecky for the subsequent recreation. A red card, which was justified after VAR intervention, was the rationale – Felix Brych additionally expressed his opinion about it, displaying sympathy for the goalkeeper.

First confusion, then understanding: Lukas Hradecki saw Felix Brych’s red card in Dortmund.
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When Dortmund despatched a protracted cross into the trail of Marco Reus at first of harm time, Lukas Hradecki rapidly got here out of the field and plucked the ball from beneath the Dortmund captain’s nostril (90′ + 1 minute). The recreation continued till VAR, led by video assistants Pascal Müller and Mike Pickel, referred to as FIFA referee Felix Brych right into a headset and requested to see the footage.

It rapidly grew to become clear that the Bayer captain was past his sixteen years. Pure hand play is why. But then why was it red?

A take a look at the DFB guidelines might help right here. Starting on web page 69, Rule 12: Violations and Other Misdemeanors, beneath the Disciplinary Penalties and Dismissal Offenses, clearly states:

“A participant, substitute or substituted participant who commits any of the next offenses shall be despatched off: Point 1: Preventing a aim or an opponent from scoring a aim (aside from the goalkeeper in his personal penalty space) by committing a handball violation. )”.

However, on this case, Hradecki was not allowed to play his hand exterior – so he needed to substitute Edmond Tapsoba in the previous few seconds because the substitutions ran out. VAR intervention was additionally justified as a result of Kölner Keller might clarify and apparent mistaken choices within the following 4 conditions: aim scoring, penalty kicks, sending off and participant interference. It was the identical right here.

Gradetsky may be very clear

The goalkeeper, who was despatched off within the 1-0 defeat at Dortmund, was unsure Hradecki had been despatched off when he spoke to Aspan shortly after the sport. The 32-year-old Finn initially mentioned: “From my standpoint, I caught the ball within the penalty space. But now ( footage; Warning d. editor) I liked it. It was a centimeter or a millimeter… possibly 5 to 10 centimeters at most. But I do not know if it is hindering the scoring probabilities. Because in any other case I might have carried out issues in another way.”

Felix Brich

What is obvious: after seeing the images, the referee Felix Breech had no alternative however to ship off the red.

Finally, Gradetsky needed to admit: “If the foundations are so clear, then it is good. I ought to have paid more attention during referee coaching. Of course, I might put my head on it and make a distinct choice.”

Immediately after VAR’s intervention, Brich “dryly instructed him that is the best way it’s. It’s his occupation too. He is aware of what he is doing.” So the Werkself captain faces at the least one league recreation ban and can miss Saturday’s (3:30pm) residence recreation towards FC Augsburg (0:4 vs. Freiburg).

Brych: “I felt a little bit sorry for him”

After some time, the referee Felix Breech additionally needed to clarify the dismissal. The 47-year-old from Munich mentioned: “I defined to him that I nonetheless hit it off with Lucas. I’m a little bit unhappy that I needed to make such a troublesome choice, however there was no different choice. It’s about them getting an actual probability to attain exterior the penalty space and stopping the offense. I’ll punish a foul, it might be a foul. Here it was only a hand exterior the penalty space, not proven by the goalkeeper. It’s in the end an emergency braking rule that applies right here – and naturally it’s totally troublesome.”

Brich continues: “It’s a extremely humorous scene, I’ve by no means given a red card like that within the Bundesliga. I’ve had an analogous scenario at one level on the pitch. I instructed him too, as a result of I (Hradecki; Warning d. editor) actually like and respect. “He’s a good sportsman who at all times comes again after a recreation and says thanks.”

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