No replay after 'ghost' goal

Soccer (File)
Soccer (File)

Frankfurt - A German football federation tribunal has rejected Hoffenheim's call for a replay of a Bundesliga match won by Bayer Leverkusen with a goal that shouldn't have been allowed.

VIDEO: Bizarre ghost goal

Leverkusen's Stefan Kiessling was awarded the goal by referee Felix Brych in the October 18 game when his header hit the side-netting and rolled into the goal through a hole.

The tribunal ruled on Monday that Brych didn't breach any rules in making his decision and let Leverkusen's 2-1 win stand.

Hoffenheim has a week to decide whether they will appeal to a higher tribunal.

Brych told Monday's hearing that he thought the ball was going past the goal, lost sight of the ball, and "then I saw the ball was in the goal."

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