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Oct 18, 2013 at 7.30pm UK at ​Rhein-Neckar-Arena
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Stefan Kiessling apologises for 'ghost goal'

Stefan Kiessling takes to Facebook to apologise after his 'ghost goal' proves to be the decider in Bayer Leverkusen's 2-1 victory at Hoffenheim.

Bayer Leverkusen forward Stefan Kiessling has apologised after his 'ghost goal' condemned Hoffenheim to a 2-1 loss at the Rhein-Neckar Arena last night.

Kiessling originally said that he did not see the goal, but has since taken to Facebook to apologise.

"I can fully understand the reactions from many of you and I myself am absolutely gutted," Kiessling wrote on his official Facebook page.

"After seeing the replays on television, I can clearly see that it was not a legitimate goal.

"I'm sorry for all sports fans. Naturally, it's not nice to win like that. Fairness is important in sport, for us in the club and for me personally."

The German Football Federation have said that they will consult FIFA over how to handle the situation.

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Leverkusen's striker Stefan Kiessling in action during the German first division Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SC Freiburg in the stadium in Leverkusen, Germany, on August 10, 2013
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