A strange scene takes place in the match between FSV Mainz 05 and Arminia Bielefeld. After a header from Musa Nyakate, saved by Armenia goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, referee Felix Zoer was fooled by goal-line technology.

An eventual missed goal in the Bundesliga match between FSV Mainz 05 and Armenia Bielefeld on Saturday has raised doubts about goal-line technology. When Moussa Niakati scored a supposed goal in the 15th minute, according to the photos, referee Felix Zuer received the goal signal via his wireless watch with a delay – but Bielefeld goalkeeper Stefan Ortega saved the ball on the line.

After video assistants Martin Thomsen and Philip Howe intervened, Zuer watched the scene again on the sidelines and changed his target decision.

In the following discussion with Mainz, the 40-year-old repeatedly referred to the hour of his reign. “Real’s decision: no goal, reason for the test: the ball in the goal? Final decision: no goal,” the German Football Association, which is responsible for the referees, wrote on Twitter. Goal-line technology has been used in the Bundesliga since the 2015/16 season.

Earlier, Jonathan Burkhardt, the under-21 national team player, scored the fastest goal of the season so far. The 21-year-old scored after 27 seconds – as fast as Branimir Hargota for SpVgg Greuther F├╝rth in February against Hertha Berlin (2-1). Burkhardt has already scored twice in the first two minutes of the game this season.


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