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Malaga boss calls for Uefa’s help


Malaga president Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani has called for Uefa to investigat­e his team’s dramatic 3-2 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which he blamed on racism. Dortmund scored two goals in 70 seconds in added time at home on Tuesday to reach the last four of the Champions League after their dramatic quarterfin­al finished 3-2 on aggregate following last Wednesday’s goalless first leg in Malaga. Replays showed both Germany midfielder Marco Reus’s 91st-minute equaliser and Felipe Santana’s 93rd-minute match winner looked to have been scored from offside positions, leaving Malaga’s Qatari billionair­e president fuming. “This is not football, but racism, clearly,” he wrote on his Twitter account after his side were denied a Champions League semifinal place on their first season in the competitio­n. “I hope to open a thorough investigat­ion UEFA regarding the Spanish club out this way (sic).”

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Marco Reus

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