Competition
  • Champions League

Monchengladbach - Barcelona

Piqué handball in the box, no penalty given

Monchengladbach claimed a penalty in the 2nd minute of their Champions League game against Barcelona when Piqué handled. The ref gave nothing.

Piqué handball in the box, no penalty given

Barcelona vs Borussia Monchengladbach

Piqué penalty not given

There was controversy right at the start of the Champions League game between Borussia Monchengladbach and Barcelona. The hosts loudly demanded a penalty after Piqué handled the ball in the box in the second minute. 

Piqué handles in the box

Piqué blocks the ball with his arm

The incident occurred when Hazard ran into the box down the right, and Piqué went to block his ball in by throwing himself to the ground, with his arms away from his body.

The ball struck Piqué's arm, but Slovenian referee Skomina decided that it hadn't been intentional and waved away the protests.