Sunday’s top-three Bundesliga encounter pitted No. 3 Bayer Leverkusen against second-place Borussia Dortmund, who ran out 1-0 winners thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 21st league goal of the season, but it will more likely be remembered by the unprecedented events that transpired midway through the second half.
Moments after Dortmund’s opener in the 64th minute, referee Felix Zwayer, alongside his officiating crew, stormed off the pitch after Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt was given his marching orders, but refused to exit and bizarrely halted proceedings, sending both teams into their respective dressing rooms. Watch:
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After nine minutes, play finally resumed. Strange scenes, indeed.