A different week, one more VAR debate
The Video Assistant Referee technique has been heavily criticised in the Champions League once more following a number of troubles in the Barcelona vs Lyon clash.
There’s been significantly speak about VAR in current weeks.
The technique was 1st implemented at the Globe Cup in the summer time and basically received a lot of plaudits.
That lead to discussion as to exactly where else it could be implemented and the selection was taken to incorporate it in the Champions League this season from the knockout stages onwards.
Although, given that the knockouts, we’ve been speaking about VAR for all the incorrect causes.
Troubles persist week just after week
The 1st higher-profile difficulty came in the 1st leg of Manchester City vs Schalke.
Schalke had been awarded a penalty just after VAR adjudged Nicolas Otamendi to have handled in the location.
Although, an awful lot of folks on social media believed it was pretty harsh.
It was even revealed later on that the pitchside screens had been not even functioning throughout that clash so the referee couldn’t see the events himself.
An even much more controversial VAR selection came in the second leg in between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
Presnel Kimpembe was adjudged to have handballed in the location, handing Man United a 92nd-minute pen which knocked PSG out.
PSG had been not impressed in the slightest, Neymar even had to be restrained when confronting referees.
Now, there’s been much more debate more than VAR.
Barcelona – Lyon drama
Initial of all, VAR awarded Barcelona a penalty which divided opinion.
Jason Denayer went in for a tackle on Luis Suarez just before pulling out but Suarez stepped on his foot just before going down.
Just after a VAR evaluation, the penalty was provided, significantly to the surprise of a number of on social media.
It was even recommended on social media that there had been technical problems throughout the evaluation of the penalty.
Breaking | RMC report that UEFA have “intimated” that they had technical challenges with VAR throughout the evaluation of Barcelona’s penalty vs. Lyon this evening…
There was additional criticism when Lyon scored to make it two-1.
VAR checked the objective, as they do with quite a few strikes, but their evaluation took exceptionally extended and the length of delay was heavily criticised.
Social media reacts to VAR overall performance
Barcelona has also introduced Video assistant referee (VAR) embarrassing level from La Liga into Champions League. Suarez measures on a player and gets a penalty. Just wow. pic.twitter.com/ruT9oMku9a
— Madridista-Swedeninho (@MadridstaLoco) March 13, 2019
This Barcelona/Lyon game is becoming ruined by VAR, 1st the non penalty and now Lyon objective exactly where Lenglet was fouled smh
— Super Jerry (@superjerry32) March 13, 2019
Barcelona get a penalty. It is Suárez that basically stamps on Lyon’s defenders foot and afterwards goes down like he had been hit by the defender. I consider it is controversial.
But apart from all this, Leo Messi scores a attractive chipped penalty and shuts down quite a few doubters.
— AFC Ajax (@TheEuropeanLad) March 13, 2019
VAR… in… the… Champions… League…. takes… far… too… long…
— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) March 13, 2019
That VAR evaluation in Barcelona took an eternity. Must be a maximum of 1 minute for evaluation, if you can not spot a clear and apparent error by then just stick with the original selection
— Mark L (@Toffybolox) March 13, 2019
Assume VAR has got the Barcelona penalty incorrect, to be sincere. Denayer lunges in, but pulls out, and then Suarez is clever to stamp onto the leg that Denayer has retracted. The finest crafty players will generally discover a way.
— Simon Harrison (@simonhfootball) March 13, 2019
This VAR is a extended issue tonight. This is not the NFL please! Do not kill the flow of the game. Barcelona have currently accepted the objective. Lol #BARLYO
— Ayo Shonaiya (@AyoShonaiya) March 13, 2019
Barcelona got a dubious penalty and all of a sudden VAR got technical challenge
This issue actually create itself
— CMBBMB (@KAHZKAHZ) March 13, 2019
— Kevin Newey (@K3V147) March 13, 2019
Our resident ref: “It’s not a penalty for Barcelona, it is a foul by Suárez”https://t.co/yG7g6Xtvqi pic.twitter.com/XpFrssHxkU
— AS English (@English_AS) March 13, 2019