- Jun 12, 2018
Really big moment, almost match defining IMO, came at 10:04 when the ball was chipped over Virg to Lewandowski and they came together and of course Lewandowski went down. Watching it back in slow mo, Lewandowski actually arm-barred Virg and dove down himself. I didn't think the ref was in great position to see it clearly but he waived it off immediately and said no way. Some refs who prefer the spotlight and to make it all about them might have given the penalty in that exact situation.I thought the ref was pretty damned good about seeing through a lot of that - the number of times he looked at Lewandowski and gave him that classic Italian shrug was brilliant.