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Sporting Demands UCL Replay

  • Reuters, Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:37 PM

Sporting Lisbon has lodged a formal complaint with UEFA demanding a replay of its UEFA Champions League Group G game against Schalke, which the Portuguese team lost 4-3 thanks to a last-gasp penalty on Tuesday. Referee Sergei Karasev awarded the spot-kick deep into injury-time after what he thought was a handball in the box, although TV replays showed that Sporting’s Jonathan Silva had actually headed the ball. The Portuguese team had earlier come back to 3-3 from two goals down. “The green-whites [of Sporting] have demanded the match to be played again or alternatively to receive the bonus for a draw,” Schalke confirmed in a statement on Thursday.

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