Northern Ireland 0 - Switzerland 1: Controversial Ricardo Rodriguez penalty splits sides

Northern Ireland 0 - Switzerland 1: Controversial Ricardo Rodriguez penalty splits sides
 

A controversial penalty by Ricardo Rodriguez at Windsor Park last night installed Switzerland as firm favourites to emerge with the ticket to Russia when the teams meet for the play-off second leg in Basle on Sunday.
Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan stunned the Irish by awarding a 57th minute spot kick against Corry Evans when he blocked Xherdan Shaqiri’s volley with his shoulder rather than his arm.
Evans was turning away from the shot and his arm was down by his side but Hategan ignored the heated protests while Rodiguez kept his nerve to send Michael McGovern the wrong way with his spot... read more

 
9 November 2017 in Sport, Views: 44
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