Barcelona Demands Real Madrid Replay Over VAR Error

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Barcelona President Joan Laporta Calls for Clásico Replay Amid VAR Error Controversy.

Joan Laporta suggests a replay should be considered if a VAR error affected Lamine Yamal‘s disallowed goal at the Bernabéu.

Yamal’s shot, contested by Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, was not awarded despite uncertainty over its crossing the line due to the absence of goal-line technology in LaLiga.

Laporta said in a statement on Monday.

“There were several debatable incidents in the match, but amongst all of them there is one that is crucial and can change the result of the game.”

“I am referring to the ‘phantom goal’ by Lamine Yamal. As a club, we want to be sure about what happened.

It is for that reason we will make an immediate request for a comprehensive collection of footage and audio from the incident.


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“If once this documentation has been analysed, the club understands that an error was made in the revision of the incident,

we will take all available measures to reverse the situation, without discounting, obviously, any necessary legal action.

“If it is confirmed that it was a legal goal, we will move ahead and request that the game be replayed, just as has happened in another game in Europe due to a VAR error.”

Laporta also said there were “various other incidents” during the game that Barça disagreed with and “could have been reviewed by VAR.”

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez blasted La Liga for not employing goal-line technology.

He said

“It’s a disgrace.” complaining that the technology used in other top flights including the Premier League is not available in La Liga.

“If we want to be the best league in the world we have to advance in this sense, you have to put in the technology.”

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