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:
Here’s the Rosenborg penalty 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/upWxAILluX
— tam sellics son (@gibbygibbo1) July 18, 2018
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.