Everyone remembers Benzema's "La croqueta" against Atlético Madrid in the 2nd leg of 2016/2017 Champions League's semi-final, right?
Now that you've remembered, my question is what if Benzema would have been fouled behind the goal line (outside the pitch) near the penalty area when the ball is still clearly in the field? How the game would have been then restarted, namely, if Benzema was fouled at this very moment:
The possible outcomes that I think of are:
- Penalty (benefits non-offending team)
- Indirect free kick from the nearest spot to the foul (benefits offending team)
- Dropped ball from the nearest spot to the foul (benefits offending team)