Jude Bellingham has hit out at the performance of referee Felix Zwayer during Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 defeat by Bayern Munich.
Dortmund were left frustrated after Zwayer turned down their appeals for a penalty kick, only to award Bayern one for a Mats Hummels handball.
Robert Lewandowski stepped up and scored what proved to the winner against his old club, in front of a restricted attendance at Signal Iduna Park.
Bellingham told ViaPlay after the game: “You give a referee, that has match fixed before, the biggest game in germany, what do you expect?
“For me, it wasn’t [a penalty]. He [Hummels] is not even looking at the ball and he’s fighting to get it and it hits him.
“You can look at a lot of the decisions in the game.”
Zwayer, who was handed a six-month ban by the German FA in 2005 following a match-fixing scandal, was heavily criticised by the hosts but Bellingham could yet be charged for his post-match comments.
“I see in the game that it’s about a touch by Hummels. The question for me was: Is the arm stretched away from the body or not? In real time, it was not clear whether his arm was moved towards the ball.
“I checked it with [VAR officials] in Cologne and then the arm position was checked.
“The video assistant made an assessment for himself and said that Hummels had his arm away from the body in an unnatural position.
“In the end, he clearly deflected the ball with his elbow and I came to the decision that it was a penalty.”
No fans for Bayern vs Barca in CL
On Friday, the governor of the German state of Bavaria announced no supporters will be allowed in the stadium when Bayern host Barcelona in the champions League next week.
Bayern have already qualified for the knockout stages but Barcelona will be eliminated if from the competition if they fail to win and Benfica beat Dynamo Kyiv.
Sky Sports has become the new home of the Bundesliga in the UK and Ireland after winning exclusive rights for the next four seasons.
As the home of German top-flight football in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, football fans will be able to tune in to Sky Sports to watch the likes of Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham and Robert Lewandowski, while 30-time Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich look to hold off their rivals to claim another title.
The premium fixture of each weekend will be shown live every Saturday at 5.30pm on Sky Sports Football, with further matches broadcast via Sky Sports’ linear or digital channels including Sky Sports YouTube.