The penalty led to a draw, keeping PSG two points ahead of Newcastle in the second qualifying place for the knockout stages, trailing Borussia Dortmund.

However, a Uefa panel had previously suggested that no handball offence should be called if the ball deflects off a player's own body, particularly when it doesn't head towards the goal. 

This advice aimed to provide clarity to match officials, aligning handball rulings with the essence of the game.

The controversial penalty decision has now put Newcastle's future in the competition in a precarious position, necessitating a win against AC Milan and PSG dropping points against Dortmund for their advancement.

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