Last night, in the 13th round of the first stage of the Chinese Super League in the Suzhou Division, the focus of the game was ups and downs, and the results of the game were even more questioned. The referee team led by the "Golden Whistle" Zhang Lei made many controversial judgments in this game, and VAR frequently intervened. Beijing Guoan regretted losing to Shanghai SIPG with a score of 0-1. According to the live broadcast of the game, when the game was over, when Wang Gang, a player from Beijing Guoan, was leaving the field, he passed by standing next to the referee team in the middle circle and gave the referee a thumbs up to express his dissatisfaction with the referee's penalty.
For this game, there were at least three penalties that made Beijing Guoan dissatisfied. The first controversial penalty was that He used to be suspected of handball in his penalty area, but Bacambu was awarded an offensive handball foul. Judging from the freeze-frame live broadcast, the slightly pale-skinned arm hit the ball. As a player from Africa, Bakambu's arm is naturally not so white, it should be slightly dark. And beside Bakambu is He used to it. This arm that touched the ball is most likely He used to it. Regarding He's usual penalty, the referee Zhang Lei did not say anything, and VAR did not intervene. As for whether He used to touch the ball with his arm, I am afraid that only he himself knows.
The second controversial penalty is that when Vieira received the ball within the SIPG penalty area, he was dropped to the ground by the Australian foreign aid Mui in the SIPG team. Despite the intervention of VAR, the referee Zhang Lei also went to the sidelines to watch the video replay, but thought it was not a penalty. However, the slow-motion playback of the live screen showed that Mu Yi did hit Vieira, which should be an undisputed penalty. It has to be said that Zhang Lei's whistleblowing is indeed very controversial, and it also undermines his title of "Golden Whistle" in the Super League.
The third controversial penalty was Zhang Yuning's shot, and the ball hit Wang Ziming, who was in the penalty area, refracted into the net. The lineman raised the flag to signal that Wang Ziming was offside, and VAAR also intervened in due course. Zhang Lei came back to the sidelines to watch the video replay. According to the line drawn by VAR, if you don't zoom in, Wang Ziming's foot has indeed crossed the line. However, if you zoom in on the screen and take a closer look, you can find that the shoulder of a Shanghai team member behind is almost parallel to Wang Ziming's foot. In other words, Wang Ziming's offside is no more than a few millimetres away, even if he is penalized for offside, it is also body hair offside.
Regarding the multiple controversial penalties made by the referee in this game, it is natural to give in to the Beijing Guoan players. When Zhang Lei blew the whistle for the end of the game, when Wang Gang, a player from Beijing Guoan, was leaving the field, he stood in front of the three referees in the middle circle. He extended his thumb to express his protest and dissatisfaction. If it were the author, I'm afraid it would not be an exaggeration to point the middle finger to the referee team led by Zhang Lei. A dignified "Golden Whistle" in the Chinese Super League, even whistled such a lack of level of punishment, no wonder it became the target of non-Sports fans after the game. It really took the blame.