Newcastle’s anger as UCL round of 16 fades “How is that a penalty!”

Newcastle United (England), whose progression to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Round of 16 was halted by a stoppage-time penalty from Thierry Henry (France), has called the decision “incomprehensible. Newcastle drew 1-1 away to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the fifth leg of their 2023-2024 UCL Group F match at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France on Monday (Sept. 29). Newcastle took the lead in the 24th minute through Alexander Isaac, but conceded a late Kylian Mbappe penalty in stoppage time and had to settle for a point. Newcastle claimed they were robbed of three points by an incomprehensible penalty decision.To put things in perspective, with less than five minutes of the eight minutes of second-half stoppage time awarded, Ousmane Dembele’s cross from the right penalty area struck Tino Livramento, who was right next to him, first in the upper left abdomen, then rebounded and

landed on his left arm. The referee, who did not blow the whistle in the first place, later awarded a penalty via video assistant referee (VAR). Mbappe stepped up to take the spot-kick and neatly converted to draw Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) level in dramatic stoppage time.Newcastle manager Eddie Howe said after the game: “I didn’t think it was a penalty situation, it’s not a handball if the ball hits the torso first and then the arm lower down,” he said, adding that the referee didn’t take into account the speed of the ball. “The officiating was good until this call,” he added. According to the BBC, Ally McCoist, who commentated on the game for TNT, said, “It’s not a penalty at all. It’s a disgrace that a penalty was given.” Former Newcastle midfielder Jermaine Jenas also reacted angrily, saying, “I don’t know what Libramento had in mind when he moved his arm, it’s infuriating,” and that Newcastle “could have had a historic win with players who gave everything they had, 바카라사이트 but they were robbed of three points.”

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