Just like the Premier League, the UEFA Champions League also makes use of Video Assistant Referee to help match referees make more accurate decisions during games, over the years the use of the technology has created some major controversial decisions.
The latest round of Champions League games witnessed some major controversial decisions across some the 16 games that was played, the first controversial decision in view today is the Cristiano Ronaldo late minute goal that gave Manchester United a 2-1 victory over Villarreal.
Cristiano Ronaldo fired a powerful shot past the Villarreal goalkeeper after receiving a pass from Jesse Lingard, before taking the shot Lingard was in an offside position, although he was on the ground but he was clearly interfering in play, with him on the ground the goalkeeper couldn't race back to properly cover his goal post ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo's shot.
Despite Lingard's interference in play, Cristiano Ronaldo's goal was allowed to stand, VAR and the referee should have disallowed the goal based on Interference.
The second incident in view is the very soft penalty awarded to Vinicius Jr, the winger won a penalty as Real Madrid lost 2-1 to Sherrif Tiraspol, in my opinion he made the most of a shoulder to shoulder duel and went to ground too easily.
The incident led to the referee awarding Real Madrid a penalty converted by Karim Benzema to make the score line 1-1, the game eventually ended in a 2-1 victory for Sherrif Tiraspol.
The third incident we will be reviewing today should have seen Kevin De Bruyne awarded a red card but he wasn't, The Manchester City midfielder lunged into a career ending tackle Idrissa Gana Gueye, his studs were high up and landed on Gueye's ankle.
Despite how dangerous the tackle was the Manchester City midfielder was not red carded.
In Chelsea's 1-0 loss to Juventus in the Champions League, the blues should have been awarded a penalty after a Juventus player clearly handled the ball inside his own box, VAR and the referee ignored this possible penalty that could have gone Chelsea's way.
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