Todd Boehly hugs Graham Potter, Kai Havertz retook penalty: Kai Havertz was instructed to take another penalty after Chelsea and Dortmund players intruded into the penalty area, and Peter Walton has underlined that the proper judgment was taken.
Referee Danny Makkelie detected an infraction when Havertz struck the post with his penalty shot, and he called on the former professional referee to offer his perspective on what transpired at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday for BT Sport.
As players from both teams encroached in the box, Makkelie ordered that Havertz take the penalty again, which the Chelsea star converted, with Walton explaining that the match official made the right decision.
After he saw a replay of players from Chelsea and Dortmund entering the area before Havertz made direct touch with the ball, Walton remarked on BT Sport, “That is encroachment, sure.
He is obviously present, and his presence has a significant impact on the ball. When you witness it, the player who encroached clears the ball after it bounces back against the post.
FIFA regulations state that there are modest variations in the rules based on encroachment and if the ball finds the goal.
Todd Boehly hugs Graham Potter in the tunnel after the match
Todd Boehly gleefully greeted Graham Potter in the tunnel on Tuesday night following Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Borussia Dortmund – while brandishing a bottle of beer.
With Chelsea down 1-0 from the first leg, much of the discussion leading up to the game had centered on how vulnerable Potter’s position may appear if they were to lose the tournament, which would have all but put a stop to their season as a spectacle.
Chelsea’s first consecutive victories since October and a great performance on top of that appear to have given Potter more time and, more importantly, credit, to work with his overextended team.