Wednesday 28 April 2010

Strange Handling Incident at AFC Champions League Match in Adelaide

The following incident occurred during the Adelaide United and Shandong Luneng Asian Champions League group match on Tuesday 27 April 2010.

In the 58th minute, a strange incident occurred. As the goalkeeper collected the ball with his hands in his area, he proceeded to kick the ball upfield but the referee whistled for an infringement. Here are the freeze frames.

[Shandong Luneng goalkeeper clearly releases the ball from his hands inside the penalty area]

[A direct free kick is awarded to Adelaide United at the edge of the penalty area]

Apparently, the referee believed the goalkeeper had continued handling the ball outside the penalty area during the kicking motion. Restart was a direct free kick to the opposing team.

Other Bizarre Incidents:

Sunderland Goal Should Have Been Disallowed Due to “Outside Interference”

Indecisive Referee in Israel's Premier League

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