BORUSSIA DORTMUND were left furious after Jude Bellingham saw a crucial goal ruled out at the Etihad.
Man City were leading 1-0 through Kevin de Bruyne when goalkeeper Ederson miscontrolled a through ball – and saw Bellingham nip in to steal from him in midair.
The English prodigy, 17, thought he had equalised after walking the ball into an empty net.
But with Ederson throwing himself to the floor after the challenge, Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan blew the whistle for a free-kick.
And because the whistle had blown BEFORE the ball crossed the line, the VAR was not allowed to get involved with the decision.
Bellingham was shown a yellow card in the furore after the goal, although it is unclear if he was booked for a high foot or dissent.
Watching Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho – who is missing because of injury – summed up the feelings of many viewers on social media.
He tweeted: “This Ref needs checking!”