Oct 18, 2013 at 7.30pm UK at ​Rhein-Neckar-Arena
Hoffenheim
1-2
B. LeverkusenBayer Leverkusen
FT(HT: 0-1)
Sam (26'), Kiessling (71')
Toprak (9'), Wollscheid (23'), Hegeler (41'), Castro (67')

No replay for ghost goal game between Hoffenheim, Bayer Leverkusen

No replay for ghost goal game
© AFP
The German Football Association announce that there will not be a replay for the match between Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen that was decided by Stefan Kiessling's phantom goal.

The Bundesliga match between Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen that was decided by Stefan Kiessling's phantom goal will not be replayed, the German Football Association has announced.

Bayer won the match 2-1 on October 18 thanks to a Kiessling header that went through a hole in the side-netting after going wide of the post.

Referee Felix Brych, who awarded the goal, told a hearing: "I thought that the ball was going wide. I lost it because my line of sight was obscured, And then I saw, the ball was in the goal."

Kiessling, who has been criticised for celebrating, added: "I saw the ball fly in the direction of the side-netting. My view was blocked and I did not see the impact, but the ball was in the goal.

"My first thought was that the goalkeeper had turned it in himself. I thought of everything, but not really of a hole in the net."

Hoffenheim now have a week to decide whether to appeal further.

Leverkusen's Sidney Sam celebrates scoring the 1-0 during the German first division Bundesliga football match TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Sinsheim, Germany, on October 18, 2013
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