Press reaction: “The game must be replayed”

The “ghost goal” in Hoffenheim has caused great media attention 62 hours after the Friday evening game between TSG and Bayer Leverkusen. On Saturday, TSG appealed the result of the match. The decision whether or not the game will be replayed is pending. has collected the headlines:

"Scandal ghost goal” BILD

"The game must be replayed” BILD comment

"A goal that never was” Stuttgarter Zeitung

“Referee helpless in a high-tech world with ghost goal” Der Spiegel

"Kießling scores a ghost goal like only Helmer before him” Die Welt

"Kießling's ghost goal troubles DFB – A new game?” Frankfurter Rundschau

"Ghost goal from Kießling helps Bayer to win” Mannheimer Morgen

"Brych gives ghost goal in Hoffenheim” Frankfurter Allgemeine

“Side-netting counts” Süddeutsche Zeitung

"Ghost goal results in anger” Stuttgarter Nachrichten

"A hole in the net” Badische Neueste Nachrichten

"Goal or no goal” Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung

"Game must be replayed! Or is the DFB too cowardly?” BILD

"Hole in the system – Sinsheim's ghost goal causes debate” kicker

"In Wembley's shadow” Mannheimer Morgen

"Goal-line technology would have prevented ghost goal” Heilbronner Stimme

"Holy decision!” Süddeutsche Zeitung

"Ghost pains everywhere” Stuttgarter Zeitung

"Scandal in Sinsheim: Kießling's header flares tempers” kicker

International press:

"Gol fantasma en el Hoffenheim-Bayer Leverkusen" (Ghost goal between Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen) Marca (Spain)

"Controversial 'ghost goal' sends Bayer Leverkusen top of the Bundesliga" The Guardian (England)

"DFB to investigate ‘Ghost goal', Hoffenheim demand replay" (England)

"Hoffenheim loses to Leverkusen on non-goal" The New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)

"Le Bayer Leverkusen prend la tête de la Bundesliga grâce à  un but fantôme"(Leverkusen top the table thanks to a ghost goal) Le Monde (France)

"L'arbitre valide un but alors que le ballon est entré par le côté" (The referee gives a goal for a shot into the side netting) (France)

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