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Referee admits penalty blunder in Lyon v Nice game

14 September 2008 21:10

PARIS (AFP) - The referee who gave Lyon a last-gasp penalty in the French champions' controversial 3-2 win over rivals Nice on Saturday has admitted he made a blunder.

Jean-Charles Cailleux on Sunday told French radio station RTL he should not have awarded the spot-kick - converted by Lyon's Karim Benzema in the fourth minute of stoppage time - as no infringement had taken place.

Cailleux said he did not have a clear view of the incident involving Nice defender Vincent Hognon, adding that he blew for hand ball based on the call of his linesman.

"When I saw the images on TV there was clearly contact with the hand, but it was involuntary," said Cailleux. "I shouldn't have blown for this fault and it should never have been a penalty."

Lyon's win saw them go joint top with Marseille, who drew 1-1 with Bordeaux, with Paris Saint Germain set to play Nantes later on Sunday.

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Competition
Ligue 1
Date
13 September 2008
Kick-off
19:00
Half-time
1 - 2
Full-time
3 - 2

Goals

0 - 1
3' H. Bamogo
 (assist by D. Hellebuyck)
0 - 2
20' L. Rémy
 (assist by E. Mouloungui)
1 - 2
2 - 2
K. Benzema (PG) 90'  
3 - 2

Lineups

Substitutes

Player Bookings
90'
Player Bookings

Sunday 13 July

Saturday 12 July

23:56
22:53
21:28
21:15
20:46
20:28
20:17
19:57
19:39
19:37
19:28
19:05
19:04
18:52
18:29
18:08
17:58
17:08
16:43
16:27
15:54
15:41
15:28
15:19
13:59
13:56
13:48
13:43
13:36
13:18
12:54
12:35
12:30
12:02
11:55
11:18
10:51
10:37
10:30
10:25
10:24
10:12
10:02
09:49
09:48
09:34
09:27
07:59
07:25
07:04
06:16
05:39
05:36
04:39
04:37
03:46
02:51
02:49
02:20

Friday 11 July

22:18
22:06
22:00
21:34
21:31
21:16
21:13
20:16
19:51
19:30
19:23
18:54
18:33
18:29
18:18
18:17
18:15
18:13
17:45
17:28
17:07
17:01
16:46
16:44
16:39
16:20
16:08
16:06
14:46
14:01
14:00
13:34
13:24
13:19
12:56
12:51
12:45
12:27
12:06
12:04
11:58
11:34
10:47
10:24
10:10
10:02
09:51
08:50
07:42
07:27
07:16
07:05
06:25
06:01
04:44
04:42
03:52
02:00
02:00
01:57
01:04
00:17

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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