Why Bellingham Was Right For Blaming Havertz As The Reason Why The Crucial Penalty Had To Be Retaken

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham have reacted to yesterday’s controversial penalty retake which sealed the victory for Chelsea over Dortmund. Meanwhile, the English midfielder was right for Blaming Havertz as the reason for the retake for some reason.


It was an amazing game between Chelsea and the Bundesliga giant yesterday as the London club eventually inflicted them with their first defeat after a long period. Chelsea ended Dortmund’s winning streak last night at Stamford Bridge with a breathtaking performance.

Chelsea started the game well and saw more early opportunities which they failed to convert. Dortmund had a free-kick saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga. Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock for Chelsea before the end of the first half. In the second half, Chelsea sealed the victory as Kai Havertz scored from the penalty spot on his second attempt after the first attempt hits the bar.


VAR awarded Havertz a penalty retake because players have encroached the box before he initially kicked the ball which is an offence under the law. Havertz on his second attempt scored to seal the win for Chelsea.

Bellingham while reacting to the Incident after the match was quoted as saying “It is a yard or two away. I am not too sure. I don’t want to get in trouble. That in itself was disappointing but the fact they had a retake is a joke. For every penalty with such a slow run-up, there is going to be encroachment by people running into the box by a yard or so, but that’s the game. They’ve made the decision and we’ve had to live with it.”

However, Bellingham Was right with this comment because If Havertz took his penalty on the time on the first attempt, the situation of players encroaching the area before he kicked the ball will not have mattered.

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