Tobias Welz explains decision to send off Bayern Munich’s Dayot Upamecano vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach

by | 20 February, 2023 | Bundesliga News

Tobias Welz send off Bayern Munich’s Dayot Upamecano

Tobias Welz send off Bayern Munich’s Dayot Upamecano

Dayot Upamecano’s red card in the eighth minute of Bayern Munich’s 3-2 loss at Borussia Monchengladbach was the real turning point in the match and a point of a high controversy.

He was ruled to have brought down Gladbach’s Alassane Pléa as Bayern’s last man back in retreat, but replays seemed to suggest that there was very minimal contact from Upamecano on his French compatriot. There was the slightest touch on the shoulder of Plea from Upamecano, but it looked like the former took a bit of a dive to sell the decision to the referee, and from then on, everything tilted in Gladbach’s favor, despite Bayern managing to score twice with only ten men.

Julian Nagelsmann vociferously vented his frustration at the decision after the final whistle, having a right go at the officiating staff. However, he was very prompt to apologize for his outburst with a public apology via his social media accounts. He did receive a yellow card during the match, but it remains to be seen whether or not the DFL or DFB will decide to punish him any further for his comments made towards the officials.