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.
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."