Galatasaray's first goal against Man United in their 3-3 Champions League draw 'should NOT have stood' due to an obscure rule

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  • Galatasaray fought backmost from 3-1 down to gain a tie pinch Manchester United
  • The location broadside were beneficiaries of nan officials overlooking a little-known rule
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By Tum Balogun For Mailonline

Published: 17:01 EST, 29 November 2023 | Updated: 17:03 EST, 29 November 2023

Manchester United's Champions League qualification hopes were dealt a monolithic rustle aft Galatasaray fought backmost to declare a 3-3, acknowledgment successful portion to an opening extremity that should not person stood. 

The visitors established a 2 goal-lead connected 2 occasions, first done goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Bruno Fernandes, earlier Hakim Ziyech replied earlier nan break. 

Scott McTominay found nan nett successful nan 55th infinitesimal up of Ziyech's 2nd and Muhammed Kerem Akturkoglu's thunderbolt. 


But according to beIN Sports, nan hosts' opening onslaught should not person been awarded owed to a little-known rule. 

The Turkish broadside had 2 players in-front of nan United wall arsenic nan ex-Chelsea winger stepped up to return nan free-kick. 

Hakim Ziyech scored nan first of 2 free-kicks to trim nan shortage to 2-1 successful nan first half

Erik 10 Hag's broadside passed up nan chance to suffice from their Champions League group 

However, owed to proximity to nan wall - reportedly a region of 61 centimetres - Galatasaray's extremity should person been chalked off. 

The outlet reckon that each attacking players must beryllium astatine slightest a metre distant if nan defending squad arsenic 3 aliases much players successful nan wall. 

The Moroccan was nan beneficiary of an correction from nan United keeper Andre Onana for his 2nd goal successful nan second-half. 

The tie leaves Erik 10 Hag's broadside bottommost of Group A pinch only 1 crippled near to play. They look nan daunting task of needing to hit Bayern Munich astatine Old Trafford and dream nan consequence successful nan different crippled goes their way. 

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