England midfielder Jude Bellingham has spoken about his disallowed goal in their 2-1 loss at the hands of Man City on Tuesday night.
Bellingham nicked the ball off City goalkeeper Ederson, who had miscued a clearance, before rolling the ball into the back of the net. But rather than let the gameplay on, the referee immediately blew his whistle for a foul, leaving no room for VAR to overturn the decision in what could have been an equalizer for the visitors.
"I definitely think I won the ball fairly," Bellingham who was also yellow-carded for the incident told BT Sport via Eurosport after the game.
Replays however showed that the England international won the ball fairly with only the faintest of contact on the Brazilian; Dortmund boss Edin Terzic also having the belief that the goal should have stood.
"For me, it is not a foul but he blew the whistle straight away. If he would let the ball in, he can go to the screen, have a check and make a decision. This is something that annoyed us but this is a game of mistakes. Sometimes it is not the players making the mistakes. We have to accept it and do it better," he said.
The second leg of the tie, which will determine the team that makes it to the semi-final will be played next Wednesday.