Top 10 unbelievable Ghost Goals in football history
Frank Lampard’s shot was in but wasn’t given by the linesman at the World CupA Ghost goal or a Phantom goal is a goal that involves uncertainty or controversy surrounding whether the ball has crossed the line or not. Knowing that football is a simple concept, it is therefore also simple that if the ball crosses the goal line, a goal should be awarded for the team scoring it.Ask the referees and all they would say is it is easier said than done. The lack of Goal Line Technology has resulted in memorable ghost goals over the years In most cases, such decisions tend to alter the final result of a match. Take the case of Frank Lampard against Tottenham in the Premier League or the famous Luis Garcia goal which eliminated Chelsea from the Champions League semi-finals.Ghost goals can be classified as ‘The one that was’, ‘The one that wasn’t’, ‘The one that never was’ and ‘The one that never should have been’.We look at 10 ghost goals of all time.
#10 Sulley Muntari: AC Milan vs Juventus - 2012 Serie A
Sulley Muntari made a reputation for himself in Italy for two reasons. One because he is one of few who have represented both Inter Milan and AC Milan. The other? Being included in the list for a controversially disallowed goal.
Title chasers Milan were a goal ahead and were on course to gain a decisive edge in the title race when Muntari nodded a close-range header over the line. Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon scrambled the ball back out, and to the dismay of the celebrating players and fans, the goal was not given.
Reeling under the shocking decision, Milan allowed Juventus to clinch an equalizer and a crucial point in a match that could have proven decisive in the title heading to Turin.