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OPINION: The Worst VAR Decisions in Uefa Champions League So Far This Season

2020/21 season of Uefa champions League is gradually coming to an end as teams who qualified for semi final stage has rounded up their first leg matches yesterday.

Chelsea held Real Madrid to a draw at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday, the match ended in a 1:1 draw. Christian Pulsic scored for Chelsea while Karim Benzema was on the score sheet for real Madrid.

Manchester city defeated Paris saint German yesterday in France, Manchester city had two away goals ahead of the home team.

Video Assistant Referee has been active since the beginning of the season, it's introduction was to help Referee's in decision making especially in the issue of Offside and Infringement leading to a goal.

It's effectiveness at the beginning attracted applaud from fans and football pundits across the globe but in recent matches it's decisions has now become controversial. Some of the decision taken by VAR has caused alot of problem between football fans.

Here are some of their controversial decisions against teams.

The match between PSG and Manchester city yesterday, PSG was denied a penalty after João cancelo pushed Neymar down inside the box.

Manchester city was not given a red card after Kevin De Bruyne clearly stamped on Danilo ankle, Before that incident, Gana was sent for same foul challenge against a city player.

Real Madrid goal against Chelsea was supposed to be cancelled because Casemiro pushed Azpilicueta down while trying to head the ball away before Edar Militao assisted Karim Benzema

James Milner was supposed to be sent off after stamping on Karim Benzema ankle, he was given a yellow card.

Atletico Madrid was supposed to na awarded a Penalty after Azpilicueta grabbed their player down during second leg in England.

VAR allowed an Offside goal scored by Chelsea, Atletico Madrid player mistakenly kicked the ball backward while trying to clear the ball and Oliver Giroud picked it and scored. It was never a deliberate pass.

As the league is approaching to an end, VAR Officials should be more vigilant with their decisions because this stage is a crucial one.

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