Dort­mund boss slams ref af­ter draw at Hof­fen­heim

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BER­LIN: Borus­sia Dort­mund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has slammed the ref­eree who sent off their Ger­many in­ter­na­tional winger Marco Reus in the 2-2 draw at Hof­fen­heim. Hof­fen­heim re­main the only un­beaten team in Ger­many’s top flight this sea­son af­ter Fri­day night’s stale­mate. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earned a point for the visi­tors just af­ter the break with his 16th league goal of the sea­son. But Dort­mund played the en­tire sec­ond half with 10 men af­ter Reus’s dis­missal and Watzke was fu­ri­ous with the per­for­mance of ref­eree Ben­jamin Brand. The of­fi­cial missed San­dro Wag­ner’s push on Sven Ben­der to make it 2-1 to the hosts on 20 min­utes at a sold-out Rhein Neckar Arena, be­fore Aubameyang struck the lev­eller. And Brand missed a pull by Nadiem Amiri on Reus, who then earned a sec­ond yel­low-and sub­se­quent red-on 41 min­utes hav­ing al­ready been booked early on. “I’m happy (with the re­sult), but still an­noyed by these un­be­liev­able in­cor­rect de­ci­sions in the first half, that is clear,” Watzke told Sky. “Every­one saw the push (from Wag­ner) and the ref­eree was five me­tres away.

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