Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Patrick Herrmann knows what he saw.
As Marcus Thuram was giving Bayern Munich’s new center-back Dayot Upamecano fits, Herrmann felt strongly that the former RB Leipzig defender had crossed the line twice and earned penalties.
“For me as a Borussia player, they were penalties. Especially the second one can be given. I see the contact from the bench,” said Herrmann (as captured by Tz). “To get a point against Bayern is always good, Bayern also had chances. It was awesome atmosphere here with the fans and we are looking forward to the season.”
Thurman’s bullying of Upamecano was one of the real sore points of the second half for Bayern Munich. While Thuram should have scored at least once on a regular play that he barely missed on, the two — very close — calls to not slap Upamecano with a penalty call ultimately helped determine the outcome of the game in the eyes of some observers.