Bayern Munich defender admitted that the foul on Ousmane Dembele was a penalty, as the VAR makes a wrong call.
Speaking to Cadena SER, Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez has admitted that Barcelona should have been awarded a penalty in their UEFA Champions League encounter on Wednesday.
The incident came about close to half-time when Ousmane Dembele went on a dangerous run from the right flank. In order to stop him, Bayern left-back Alphonso Davies went into a challenge and appeared to have caught the Frenchman and very little of the ball.
However, the referee did not take any interest nor did the VAR intervene even though it looked like a clear penalty on replays.
Additionally, Lucas Hernandez, who opened the scoring for Bayern in the 2-0 triumph, acknowledged that a penalty against Dembele may have been called.
The defender initially attempted to minimize the query by asking, “What penalty? Do you understand me at this moment? But when former referee Iturralde Gonzalez pressed him, he conceded: “It was a ‘small’ penalty on Dembele.”
ALSO READ: Bayern Munich 2-0 Barcelona: match review as Robert Lewandowski misses affected Barca in Munich
Hernandez was questioned about his opinions on Xavi’s remarks that Barcelona deserved more than what they received in a separate interview with COPE. He responded by saying:
“Well, the outcome is what it is in the end. A squad is deserving of victory if they leave without giving up a goal. Barça had been performing at a high level, but the goal is what matters, and they failed today.
Robert Lewandowski’s homecoming to the Allianz Arena was kept quiet, according to Hernandez, who added: “We defended Lewandowski extremely well, and we knew he was going to have his opportunities. Being close was necessary.
With six points from two games as a result of the outcome, Bayern Munich now occupies the top spot in Group C. Barcelona and Inter Milan, who won on Wednesday against Viktoria Plzen, are tied for second place on points.