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The VAR is controversial in all Europe

Published:26/10/2020 - 16:34h

Updated:26/10/2020 - 16:34h

The penal against Barça in the Classico was the last controversy of the VAR, a technology that from his introduction in the football has left more doubts that certainties, in Spain and all Europe

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The VAR revolutionised to the football, but two years after, has stood out more by his controversies that tarpaulins. In LaLiga Santander, where his operation was put in doubt after the Real Madrid achieved to raise the title in the past season to consequence of referee's decisions more than debatable, has gone back to be decisive for the results of the current campaign, with included controversies. In the case of the FC Barcelona, as it expressed Ronald Koeman, only has acted against.

The penal of Clément Lenglet on Sergio Bouquets has been one of the most questioned actions of the technology. In this moment, no longer argues when goes to act or no (because it supposes that it always is reviewing the actions) but the interpretation that the referees give him to the played. In the doubtful fault of Lenglet in the Classical that generated the second goal of the merengues, there is an agarrón of Lenglet, but also a previous fault of the captain of the Real Madrid, that was not considered by Martínez Munuera.

The federations have treated to fill of protocols to the football, but still the results are not positive. While there is space to the interpretation (as in the case of the penal on Bouquets), the work of the VAR and the arbitration in general does not go to be entirely transparent. The controversies are not scoops of the Classical, but if it is true that when it treats of the Barça or Madrid, everything magnifies . However, it is a situation that lives in the five big leagues of Europe and that has left in evidence to the technology.

In the Series To has given a lot of what speak, especially in the present campaign. In the second day of the competition, the Sassuolo achieved an important victory in front of the Spezia by 1-4, but could be by more. The VAR cancelled him to Francesco Caputo three goals by offside, although they were debatable. On the other hand, in the tie of the Juventus 1-1 in front of the Hellas Verona, previous to the visit of the Barça to Turín, the technology cancelled him an authentic golazo to Álvaro Morata by a no statutory position milimétrica. The Spanish forward had received a pass of Juan Squared and of first finished to the arch of Marco Silvestre, but the action was invalidated.

In it Tie it 1 and Bundesliga has not been so determinant, but has left his doubts. In the most recent day of the French competition, in the stadium Francis-Him Blé, the marker was in favour of the Racing of Strasbourg by the minimum, and the referee pitó a penal in favour of the Stade Brestois after a fault of Anthony Caci on Romain Faivre. However, the VAR asked him to the official that chequeara a previous action of a possible hand in the rival area, by what finished awarding him the penal to the Strasbourg. Within a matter of minutes, it happened of the possibility of the tie to the 0-2 of the visitors.

The Premier League, the most controversial

In the English competition, during the weekend, existed two actions that were decisive and, especially, debatable. In the party between the Manchester United and Chelsea, that finished in tables, produced a fault inside the area of Harry Maguire on César Azpilicueta that neither the referee neither the VAR saw. After a centre that engaged to the defensive saga of the 'Network Devils', the balloon happened to the markers and arrived to the captain 'blue', the one who had to finish, but Maguire attached him with the arms and avoided it. An action that would have to have been reviewed by the technology.

Hours later, the Liverpool received to the Sheffield United in Anfield. To the equal that in the derbi of Merseyside, the ones of Klopp suffered the most negative effects of the VAR. The technology earned a doubtful fault of Fabinho on McBurnie in the principle of the party. The Brazilian cleared in short and afterwards committed a hard entrance on the attacker of the Sheffield. The fault produced just out of the area, but the technology aimed that it had effected in the line of the area and Sender Berge opened the marker for the venues with a launching from the eleven metres.

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