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Barça and Madrid against the VAR: Who has been harmed the most by video refereeing?

Published:23/10/2020 - 21:32h

Updated:24/10/2020 - 18:16h

From the implementation of the VAR, his leadership in the game is undoubted. FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have seen benefited and prejudiced by the videoarbitraje

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Anybody can deny that the implementation of the VAR is an advance to achieve the justice in the football. Nevertheless, since it began to use the videoarbitraje, also has generated a lot of controversy. When being the referee of the field, the person that finishes deciding, his subjectivity always will be a conditioning more for the final decision. In the next Classical, as always, the paper of the referee will be key.

A Barça-Madrid is not a party any one, the expectancy that generates causes that the referee's decisions are even more mediáticas. To this situation had to confront Martínez Munuera, the referee selected to sort out to the Classical. His colleague, Sánchez Martínez, accompanied him in the room VOR, and finish being very trascendente

In fact, it was vital for the triumph merengue. And it is that the VAR warned to Martínez Munuera of a supposed penalti of Lenglet to Bouquets, that the referee did not doubt in signalling although, in the repetition, appreciates clearly how the one of Beds pushed previously to the central French. But clear, here everything is interpretable and each one sees what interests him...

The case is that the technology of the videoarbitraje established in LaLiga does three seasons; nevertheless, only it had taken part previously in an occasion in a party that confronted to Barça and Madrid. It occurred in the season 2018-2019, and was used to review in the monitor a played of possible penalti, of Varane on Luis Suárez, that the judge did not determine in first instance. Finally, the charrúa annotated the maximum penalty.

Since, the VAR had not gone back to take part in any referee's decision in a Classical; what does not want to say that they have not committed errors and have not wanted to review.

Balance of interventions of the VAR in LaLiga

Taking into account the decisions rectified by the VAR, that have given or removed points, so much to the Barça as to the Madrid, in the last editions of LaLiga, can observe the following: The Real Madrid has attained to have a positive balance of two points, in the three seasons that have contested with VAR. On the other hand, the team barcelonista has an invalid balance.

In the current season, the group blaugrana still had not experienced any intervention of the VAR until this Saturday, in spite of having borne some that another referee's drama. Instead, the team merengue already had seen favoured by the videoarbitraje in two occasions, both in front of the Real Betis; one to expel to Emerson Royal and another to signal penalti by hands of Marc Bartra.

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