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Video: Rosenborg Have Controversial Penalty to Thank For Setting Up Celtic Tie

Video: Rosenborg Have Controversial Penalty to Thank For Setting Up Celtic Tie

Rosenborg have a controversial penalty to thank for setting up their Champions League tie with Celtic.

The Norwegians were in a precarious position going into tonight’s second leg with Icelandic side Valur after losing 1-0 in last week’s first leg.

But they were minutes from exiting qualifying at the first round stage as Valur led on away goals with the tie level at 2-2.

That was until the referee inexplicably decided to award them a penalty for what must be one of the softest handballs ever seen:

Nicklas Bendtner put the ball on the spot before firing home to make it 3-2 on aggregate and send Rosenborg into the next round to face Celtic.

But based on that penalty decision, it doesn’t look like they deserve it.

Celtic lead Alashkert 6-0 on aggregate, at the time of writing, after racing into a 3-0 lead in the first half of their second leg clash tonight.

Rosenborg will be the visitors to Glasgow next midweek before the return leg goes to Norway the following week.

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