Champions League: Linesman lands Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland’s signature

Champions League: Linesman lands Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland’s signature

After the match, Haaland was pursued by one of many linesmen, Octavian Sovre, within the tunnel to get an autograph.

Champions League: Linesman lands Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland's signature

Dortmund’s Erling Haaland walks off the pitch on the finish of first leg towards Manchester Metropolis. AP

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland is being chased by a number of Europe’s high golf equipment, but it surely was the assistant referee who bagged the Norwegian’s signature after Manchester Metropolis’s 2-1 Champions League quarter-final, first leg win on Tuesday.

Haaland failed so as to add to his gorgeous scoring document within the Champions League, however did arrange Marco Reus for the Germans’ important away purpose.

Nonetheless, objectives from Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden gave Metropolis a slender benefit heading into subsequent week’s second leg.

After the match, Haaland was pursued by one of many linesmen, Octavian Sovre, within the tunnel to get an autograph.

“They informed me, I did not see it. Possibly he is a fan of Haaland,” stated Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola.

The Romanian officers had been additionally concerned in a few controversial incidents through the match.

Metropolis had a penalty overturned after a VAR evaluate, whereas Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham noticed a first-half purpose harshly dominated out for elevating his boot to beat Ederson to the ball.

Nonetheless, Guardiola defended their efficiency.

“The referees had been sensible. The sport was not an issue.

“It was a penalty and after they noticed on VAR it was not. After with Bellingham the motion from the leg is larger than anticipated.

“The referees and the linesmen had been right so it was excellent.”

Sovre was additionally reprimanded for “inappropriate behaviour” by UEFA after a Champions League group sport between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir was postponed in December.

The match was suspended for twenty-four hours after allegations of racism towards fourth official Sebastian Coltescu.

Coltescu was accused of describing Basaksehir’s Cameroonian assistant coach Pierre Webo as “black”, or “negru” in Romanian.

UEFA cleared Coltescu of racism however he was banned from officiating for the remainder of the season.

Coltescu and Sovre had been additionally ordered to attend an academic programme.

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