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ANALYSIS: What so useful is the intervention of the VAR in the 5 big leagues?

Published:5/05/2020 - 12:18h

Updated:5/05/2020 - 12:18h

We offer an analysis and comparison of the use of the VAR in the five big leagues in the current season. The 65% of the interventions have cancelled the referee's decisions

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With reason of the gradual resumption of the European leagues, the Spanish informative place 'Bets-Sportive' has analysed the interventions of the VAR until the last day of the season 2019/2020, arrested person by the sanitary crisis in the five big leagues of the old continent.

Intervention of the VAR in the five big European leagues

Of the 653 reviews made by the referees through the VAR from the beginning of the European seasons, 42% were related with goals, 41% with penaltis, 15% with red cards or update of card, and 2% by confusion of identity. Besides, in 424 occasions the VAR has cancelled the decisions of the referees and in 229 has confirmed them.

It exists a big difference between the European leagues regarding the decisions of the assistants of video: in the French league 85% of the queries were cancelled by the VAR, in the Italian 89%, in the Bundesliga 90%, in LaLiga 91% and in the English 32%.

The Premier League is the one who has more interventions of the VAR

Of the five big European leagues, the English league is the one who has had more interventions of the VAR during this season. In total, the technology of the videoarbitraje has used 275 times to help to the referees of the Premier League to take a decision and 70% of the decisions of the referees have been confirmed by the VAR.

They follow him the Series To, with a total of 111 mediations, and LaLiga, with 101 queries to the Referee Assistant of Video in the current season 2019/2020. In the chamber and fifth place find the Bundesliga and Tie it, with 84 and 82 queries respectively.

Raheem Sterling, the most consulted footballer by the VAR

The player of the Manchester City Raheem Sterling is the footballer of the five big European leagues more consulted by the VAR. It has received seven analyses of the VAR and in all have confirmed the decisions that took the referee before consulting the system of videoarbitraje. In the ranking follow him the Senegalese Sadio Mané, with 6 interventions, and the British Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with 5, both players also of the Premier League.

Regarding the referees that more have used the videoarbitraje, the ones of the Premier League also lead the list: Martin Atkinson has made 27 queries, Anthony Taylor and Mike Dean have used the VAR in 23 occasions.

VAR By penalti and by goals conceded are the most common interventions

Regarding the type of queries, the interventions related with penaltis are those that more have done to resort to the VAR in the LaLiga, the Series To Italian and in the Bundesliga German. In it Tie It 1 and the Premier League the most common queries until the last day played have been related with the goals conceded.

Interventions of the VAR in LaLiga Santander

In the 27 days of LaLiga played up to now, the videoarbitraje has taken part in 101 occasions and only 9 of them have confirmed the decisions taken by the referees before the query. By the moment, the Real Betis Balompié is the club that more times has been reviewed by the VAR in the current season, with 8 occasions. The Athletic of Madrid and the RCD Espanyol share the second place, with 7 interventions.

The third team of LaLiga with more reviews up to now is the Real Madrid with 6 queries. By his part, the Raise UD, with hardly 2 interventions, is the team that less has had interruptions by part of the videoarbitraje. The players In front of Budimir, of the Mallorca, Antonio Doors, of the Granada and Wu Lei, of the Espanyol, are up to now the most analysed by the VAR in the present season.

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