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Opinion: This Is the Worst VAR Decision In The UEFA Champions League Round OF 16

Another Controversial decision by the Video Assistant Referee in the first half of the game has generated reactions and questions on the integrity of the Video Assistant Referee after refusing to award Atlectico Madrid a clear penalty from a foul by Azpilicueta.

Chelsea continue to impress under Thomas Tuchel as they defeat Atlectico Madrid by 2:0 to progress to the quarter final stage of the competition.

Chelsea settled down in the game very well with an excellent display from Kai Havartz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech that resulted to the first goal of the game.

Hakim Ziyech opened the goal scoring for Chelsea in the 34th minutes of the game after converting a brilliant assist from Timo Werner.

A sublime counter attack gave Chelsea the first goal with the effort of Kai Havertz starting the counter attack before Ziyech's final touch.

The blues could have extended the lead but failed to convert several goal scoring chances in the first half of the game.

Atlectico Madrid thought they already have a penalty after Azpilicueta brought down Carrasco in inside the box 18.

According to super Sports analysis from Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand and former Chelsea player Joe Cole, they gave thier own verdict on the incident and according to them, it was a clear Penalty for Atlectico Madrid.

There have been several Controversial decision when it comes to VAR in the UEFA Champions League this season but I strongly believe this is the worst of them all.

From the reshow of the incident, one can clearly see how Azpilicueta prevented Carrasco from utilizing the back pass and there was a clear contact between the two players.

The blues controlled the game after the incident and a superb display from Ngolo Kante was the talk of the match.

Atlectico Madrid were down to 10 man after Stefan Savic was giving a straight Red card for an offense on Anthonio Rudiger.

The blues utilized the Red card through a counter attack that gave Emerson the second goal of the game.

With the result, Chelsea will now join the likes of Bayern Munich, Dortmund, FC Porto, Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid in the quarter final match.

Do you think the VAR was right not to give a penalty against Chelsea?

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