Last updated: 30.11.2023, 06:12 a.m.
By: Florian Schimak
Referee Stéphanie Frappart was in the spotlight after FC Bayern's goalless draw against Copenhagen. Sven Ulreich also had his scene with her.
Munich – Actually, he wouldn't have had any reason to complain.
Sven Ulreich's contract with FC Bayern was extended until 2025 on Tuesday. Together with Manuel Neuer, the 35-year-old will continue to form the goalkeeper duo at the record champions. His future has therefore been clarified.
|Date of birth:
|Aug 3, 1988 (aged 35)
|FC Bayern Munich
|700,000 euros (Source: transfermarkt.de)
FC Bayern with goalless draw against Copenhagen: Sven Ulreich sees yellow on the bench
And in the match against FC Copenhagen on Wednesday evening in the Champions League (0-0), there was ultimately little at stake for the Munich team, as they had already qualified for the round of <> as group leaders before the game.
Ulreich picked up a yellow card in the 73rd minute. Because of complaining. As a substitute keeper on the bench.
"Don't make a fool of me in front of her": Ulreich complains about referee Frappart
So the scene was a bit curious. Ulreich, who was not cautioned for the first time in his career with a yellow card on the bench, had complained loudly to the fourth official Bastien Dechepy about an action, which is why referee Stéphanie Frappart wanted to show him the yellow card. However, the FCB stand-in keeper didn't see the point of getting up from the bench for that.
"I don't know why she really wanted me to run up to her," Ulreich said afterwards, describing the scene in the mixed zone of the Allianz Arena: "I'm not making a fool of myself in front of her by standing in front of her." For a moment, Frappart even fumbled at her back pocket, where the red card is hidden. Ulreich stood up and in the end the Frenchwoman left it at yellow.
Sven Ulreich was shown a yellow card in the 73rd minute. © IMAGO/Markus Fischer
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"She can give me a yellow card, that's all well and good, but I'm not going to make a fool of myself and run in front of her and thank her for it. Well, I don't do that," the Bayern keeper said of the referee's action.
In general, he called the performance of the referee team on this evening "a very, very mixed performance". Until the 70th minute, Frappart had the game between FC Bayern and Copenhagen well under control. As a result, however, the 39-year-old lost her line a bit and was wrong on one or the other decision.
However, according to Ulreich, not in the alleged penalty decision in the 90th minute, which was overturned by Frappart after a VAR review. "I think we could have had one or two penalties," said the keeper: "I'll take the penalty out now, you don't have to give it."
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However, Ulreich did not only want to criticize Frappart, but the entire team of referees. "I say team because I often ask myself why the fourth official, even in the Bundesliga, is why they are there at all." Because on the sidelines, they often have a better overview and can see things on the pitch better than the referee, which is why Ulreich is surprised that "never, never comes a command". In the end, that's what annoyed him so much.
At the end of his scolding, Ulreich finally caused laughter. When asked by a colleague what language he was complaining about with the fourth officials in the Champions League, Ulreich said: "In Swabian" – and disappeared from the catacombs of the arena. (smk)
Florian Schimak reports from the Allianz Arena