noscript image
GooglePlay Logo AppStore Logo

Nubel did not mean to hurt Gacinovic - Wagner

BeSoccer by BeSoccer @besoccer_com - 0 369

Pin Wagner has defended Nubel, but accepts that a red card was the right decision. GOAL
Wagner has defended Nubel, but accepts that a red card was the right decision. GOAL

Nubel did not mean to hurt Gacinovic - Wagner

BeSoccer by BeSoccer @besoccer_com - 0 369

Alexander Nubel was deservedly sent off as Schalke beat Eintracht Frankfurt, but head coach David Wagner defended his goalkeeper.

David Wagner insists Alexander Nubel did not intend to do harm to Mijat Gacinovic with his horror challenge in Schalke's 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Schalke goalkeeper was shown a 66th-minute red card for a wild lunge with his foot that caught his opponent high on the chest. Head coach Wagner accepted referee Felix Zwayer had little option other than to give Nubel his marching orders but defended his captain.

"Alexander Nubel wasn't trying to catch Mijat Gacinovic when he was sent off, but just arrived too late," Wagner said in quotes reported by Schalke's official website.  "It obviously looks really bad. The referee's decision was definitely correct. Markus Schubert was great after coming on, as was Juan Miranda."

Gacinovic later posted on Instagram to show the result of the challenge, with stud marks visible across the midfielder's chest. Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel was sent off for a horror high lunge on Mijat Gacinovic on Sunday...

Schalke's win, which was sealed by Benito Raman's effort in the 53rd minute, leaves them fourth in the table and five points adrift of leaders RB Leipzig.

BeSoccer

BeSoccer

news 86K RANK 1
READS 134M RANK 1
More news author

Follow BeSoccer on Facebook