Cape Town - In one of the most bizarre penalty decisions, Holstein Kiel midfielder Michael Eberwein was penalised by VAR for touching the ball before it had gone out of play in a Bundesliga 2 clash against Bochum on Friday.
Bochum striker Silvere M'Boussy's attempt at goal was going harmlessly wide when Kiel - who was warming up behind the goal-line - stopped the ball before it had gone out of play.
After a VAR check, referee Timo Gerach booked the midfielder and awarded a penalty to Bochum which M'Boussy converted to equalise for the hosts.
International FA Board (IFAB) rules say that a referee may award a free-kick or penalty if a substitute interferes with play.
Eberwein was a relieved man later when Janni Luca Serra scored the game's winning goal in the second-half.
Compiled by Baden Gillion