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WATCH | Substitute causes craziest ever penalty in Bundesliga 2

2019-10-28 14:15
A VAR decision is seen on the big LCD screen in Volgograd Arena (Getty Images)

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

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