Bundesliga: Referee Fails To Find Penalty Spot As Heavy Snow Disrupts Cologne vs Freiburg Clash (Video)

Alan Duffy

10th, December 2017

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Bundesliga strugglers Cologne threw away a three-goal lead against Freiburg on Sunday, on a snowy day in Germany which saw the referee fail to find the penalty spot.

The game between the two relegation-threatened sides was delayed due to heavy snowfall before it finally kicked off 30 minutes later than scheduled.

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However, on 16 minutes, referee Robert Kampka faced a tricky dilemma when Sehrou Guirassy was fouled in the Freiburg box.

While most of the snow was cleared off the pitch and red lines painted, the penalty spots were clearly forgotten about, forcing Kampka to measure out the 12 yards from the goal-line before Guirassy fired home.

That goal made it 2-0 (Lukas Klunter had bagged the opener) before an own-goal from Caleb Stanko put Koln 3-0 up.

However, Nils Petersen and Janik Haberer pulled two goals back for Freiburg before, incredibly, Peterson scored two penalties, one on 90 minutes and another in injury time, to seal a dramatic comeback victory.

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Those match-winning spot-kicks came without any drama after the snow was cleared, by the way!

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