Jesus Gil Manzano, doing use of the VAR in Valencia-Getafe


Barça also did not 'premiere' the audios from the VAR and we will have to wait for the Clasico

Published:12/01/2024 - 13:03h

Updated:12/01/2024 - 13:03h

The referees have not needed, or at least they have decided, to use the VAR monitor in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup, a competition in which the RFEF decided to start making the audios public between the referees

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It does near of a month LaLiga and the Real Spanish Federation of Football (RFEF) arrived to an agreement to publish the conversations between the referees and the VAR after each party so that the audience could know at first hand his decisions along the meeting. Several weeks later, coinciding with the celebration of the Supercopa of Spain, the RFEF has set up this system that has like aim show the transparency of the estamento referee's. But by the moment has not arrived to do reality.

The second semifinal between the FC Barcelona and Osasuna saldó with victory culé thanks to a 'controversial' goal of Robert Lewandowski in which the rojillos demanded previous fault. The action was reviewed by the VAR, but the referees gave validity to the so much in an action that has raised several protests from the group navarro, but that besides did not arrive to that showed the conversations that had the referees to decide the reasons by which gave validity to the goal of the Barça.

But the norms puntualizan that the referees and his conversations will make public only "when it exist a review of VAR and the referee have to attend to the monitor of the terrain of game". That is to say, that the audios so only will show in the only supposed that the main referee was called to review personally the played controversial in the screen.

The referees, with a posture of a lot of more calm to go to the monitor

This did not manage without embargo in the goal of Lewandowski, because from the room VOR saw it clear and considered that there was not lacking. Neither in a possible expulsion for Osasuna in the first-half that saldó with yellow card. Already in the meeting between Real Madrid and Athletic there were some similar actions, although with something less than controversy, like the failure of Kepa and Rüdiger that finish in goal in own and the referees decided to confirm the goal without arriving to the last instance, something that seems to leave clear that in this Supercopa will do all the possible to decide of private way.

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