After the scandalous refereeing in Milan-Atletico Madrid, Cuneyt Cakir awards another inexistent penalty again but this time VAR does justice.
Cuneyt Cakir is again at the center of attention. After the negative refereeing of AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, the Turkish referee made another mistake in tonight’s match between Germany and Romania.
In the 5th minute of the match, valid for the 2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifiers, he awarded a very dubious penalty in favor of the German national for a contact between Burca and Werner. The Turkish referee whistled a penalty with conviction, as happened during the San Siro match, but this time the VAR intervened to make him cancel his decision.
Cakir went to the monitor for the on field review and, reviewing the video images of the episode, canceled the previously awarded penalty. Just a few moments later, Romania scored the leading goal with Ianis Hagi. Germany recovered and won 2-1 thanks to goals from Serge Gnabry and Thomas Muller.
After AC Milan v Atletico Madrid, the Turkish referee was again the protagonist in the negative on the occasion of a penalty. Unlike the Champions League match, VAR did its duty this time and led Cakir to cancel a bad decision. Unfortunately, this was not the case with the Rossoneri when an unjust penalty was given in Atletico Madrid’s favor.