FC Bayern Reaches DFB Cup Semi-Final, Robben Dive Decides Match?

FC Bayern Reaches DFB Cup Semi-Final, Robben Dive Decides Match?

By  Thursday, 11.2.2016, 11:28    Bayern Munich

The FC Bayern Munich is through to the semi-finals of the DFB Cup for the seventh season in a row after yesterday night’s final win away in Bochum against the second-tier opponents VfL Bochum, who were reduced to ten men for more than half the match following Jan Simunek’s 44th-minute red card after a foul as last man against Arjen Robben. You can find all details to the match here.

Even though the VfL fought well against one of the best teams in the world and the outcome is expected, Arjen Robben’s “alleged” dive decided the match and provoked the Dutch VfL coach Gertjan Verbeek to make the following statement:

"For me that was a dive," he told reporters. "The ball was played; he was looking for his leg. I'm Dutch and I'm ashamed. But we know Robben is like this from the national team. There was contact, but it was no foul and it was no red card. And with 10 players you can't win against Bayern."

Robben said: "He was the last man, it was a clear foul. These are the rules and afterwards the match was decided."

Below is a video showing Robben’s diving skills.

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