Bellingham fumes over Chelsea victory: It’s a JOKE!

Jude Bellingham was furious over the manner of Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League elimination at Chelsea last night.

Chelsea beat Dortmund 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night to secure a 2-1 win over the German side on aggregate and book their place in the quarter finals of the Champions League. The decisive goal after Raheem Sterling’s opener was contentious.

The home side were awarded a penalty after VAR sent referee Danny Makkelie to the pitchside monitor to have another look at a handball claim against Dortmund defender Marius Wolf. Makkelie awarded a spot-kick, which Havertz sent onto the post, before being given a second chance due to encroachment.

Havertz made no mistake the second time around, burying his shot in the corner and Chelsea withstood pressure from Dortmund to progress to the last eight of the competition. Bellingham believes that the initial decision to award a penalty against Wolf was harsh and that the encroachment call was “a joke”.

Speaking to BT Sport, he said: “I’ve not seen the incident back. From where I was it looked like he was pretty close and I’m not sure what else he can do with his hands…” He was then shown a replay.

“It’s a yard or two away, I’m not too sure,” Bellingham continued. “I don’t want to get in trouble, I’ve paid enough to them lot.

“But yeah, I think that in itself was disappointing and the fact they’ve had a retake, it’s a joke. I think for every penalty, especially when you have such a slow run-up, there are going to be people encroaching into the box by a yard or so. But that’s the game, I suppose, he’s made a decision and we’ve had to live with it.”

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