Bundesliga: Borussia Monchengladbach director of sport Max Eberl sympathises with Nurnberg
Borussia Monchengladbach's director of sport Max Eberl said he felt for Nurnberg after a controversial goal decision.
Last Updated: 10/11/13 12:03pm
Josip Drmic's headed goal was not given since neither the referee nor the linesman had seen that the ball had crossed the line after hitting the underside of the crossbar, with the German Football League (DFL) continuing to rule out goalline technology until 2015 at the very earliest.
Had that stood it would have made the score 2-2 with 10 minutes to go, but instead Gladbach went on to win 3-1.
"You've got to feel for them," said Eberl after the game."They could have had six points out of their last two games.
"Nurnberg played exceptionally well. It was a very thick piece of wood that we had to drill through but the main thing is we've won."
The incident comes a fortnight after the Bundesliga match between Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen was decided by Stefan Kiessling's 'ghost' goal which went in through a hole in the side-netting.
Nurnberg's defeat leaves them rooted to the foot of the Bundesliga standings and still without a win from 12 games this season.
Goalkeeper and captain Raphael Schafer, whose side finished 10th last term, told Sky television: "It's hard to explain what's going wrong right now.
"There's a great deal of misfortune which seems to be stuck to our boots and our shirts.
"The ball was in, but it's just typical that such a goal is not given. It's very bitter for us, but we had a similar incident in Hoffenheim which went our way."