Furious Dortmund boss Favre claims Milinkovic-Savic was ‘in swimming pool’ after outrageous dive to win Lazio penalty

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BORUSSIA DORTMUND boss Lucien Favre was left fuming with a penalty awarded to Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The Serbian won a spot-kick to seal his team a point in Wednesday night’s Champions League clash.

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Nico Schulz did not make contact with the ball but appeared to have missed Sergej Milinkovic-Savic[/caption]

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The Lazio star dramatically tumbled over his rival[/caption]

Borussia defender Nico Schulz had arrived late to a loose ball on the edge of the area, with the score at 1-0 to the Germans.

While Milinkovic-Savic did get a toe on it, he threw his legs away and tumbled to the ground with minimal contact from Schulz.

Favre likened the dive to a ‘swimming pool’ display after the point nonetheless qualified Dortmund for the next round.

The 63-year-old told reporters: “We only drew because the referee awarded a non-existent penalty.

“Of course it was a dive, he looked like he was in a swimming pool.

“It’s ridiculous, you cannot identify what foul Schulz has made there.

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Schulz waved away the claims as Milinkovic-Savic rolled around[/caption]

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Mateu Lahoz initially turned down the appeals before changing his mind[/caption]

“In any case, we are through, and that’s that.”

Both sides were left unhappy with Spanish referee Mateu Lahoz’s display at Signal Iduna Park.

Borussia felt Jude Bellingham had been unfairly felled earlier on in the game as he bore down on goal.

A sweet move from the Bundesliga outfit then set up Raphael Guerreiro for the opener.


But Lazio were allowed back into the match when Milinkovic-Savic made the most of a collision with Schulz.

Lahoz initially appeared uninterested in the claim and was walking away from the scene before suddenly performing a U-turn.

Ciro Immobile netted the penalty against his old team before Lazio wanted a penalty in stoppage time for a handball by Axel Witsel.

That was waved away and Dortmund sealed their passage from Group F – with Lazio facing a showdown against Club Brugge.

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Lucien Favre was not happy with the penalty decision[/caption]



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