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Manolas: Roma always the victims of VAR

Roma sweeper Kostas Manolas introduced a stinging attack on VAR after late controversy observed his side lose 3-1 to Porto in extra-time and be eradicated from the Champions League in the First Knockout Round.

Possessing direct from the initial leg 2-1, the Giallorossi ended up trailing by the very same score late in extra-time at Estadio Dragao and were being heading for a spot kick shootout, until finally Alessandro Florenzi was adjudged to have pulled Fernando’s shirt in the box.

Following a lengthy VAR consulation, Porto ended up awarded a place kick and Alex Telles fired home to knock Roma out 4-3 on aggregate.

On the other hand, with just minutes remaining, Lupi forward Patrik Schick was clipped in the penalty kick area by Danilo, despite the fact that the claims had been waved away by referee Cuneyt Cakir, main to Manolas hitting out.

“We go out with a bitter taste in our mouths,” the Greek defender told Sky Sport Italia. “I do not know how a place kick cannot be offered at this stage for this sort of a very clear offence [on Schick].

This is supposed to be the intent of VAR.
“The referee instructed us that he wouldn’t overview it and that there was absolutely nothing, but he should have absent to acquire a closer glimpse.

“They gave a place kick to Porto but denied a clear one for us. I’m sorry, but I don’t recognize why these matters constantly come about to us.”

Roma crashed out at the Initial Knockout Spherical for the fourth time in their previous five Champions League strategies.

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Premier League set to use VAR next season

The Premier League is set to use the Video Assistant Referee method from next season after clubs “agreed in theory” to the transfer on Thursday.

In the course of a meeting attended by essential associates of all twenty Leading League clubs, officials were presented with an update on the non-dwell VAR trials using place.

They were also supplied “essential learnings” from VAR’s use in the FA Cup and League Cup this season.

VAR was made use of at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, exactly where 335 incidents were checked by VAR officials, and is presently underway in some other European leagues.

A formal Premier League ask for will now be made to the Intercontinental Football Association Board and FIFA, the world governing human body.

A statement from the Premier League reported its screening programme would continue on for the rest of the season, “with a ongoing emphasis on all those Saturday afternoons which have quite a few matches becoming performed concurrently”.

How VAR choices are communicated to fans in the stadium will be dealt with, with the growth of a “very clear protocol” to be set up.

Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey praised the conclusion, telling BBC Radio Five Live: “I believe it is a very good thing. I know a whole lot of men and women are against it but we have got to embrace it now and transfer forward.

“We have viewed this season a number of incidences that have been known as mistaken, particularly this weekend when there were a number of goals dominated out when they shouldn’t have been.

“I believe as prolonged as we get the education and schooling ideal, and we get the ideal personnel, that is the most critical thing for me.

“The referees will even now want to go out and get the essential match choices ideal, it truly is very critical that referees are not hiding behind the VAR. They’re even now likely to be producing these big phone calls correctly.”

In April, Premier League clubs voted against the introduction of VAR for the 2018-19 season.

But there have been growing phone calls from managers and players for VAR to be introduced into the English leading-flight for quite a few a long time.

On Saturday, Southampton forward Charlie Austin known as for VAR after he was denied a goal for offside against Watford, a conclusion he known as a “joke”.

Also last weekend, Slavisa Jokanovic, considering that sacked as Fulham manager, was furious after Aleksandar Mitrovic was denied a goal by a controversial offside conclusion, with Liverpool likely straight down the other end to take the lead.

VAR is made use of to test goals, penalties — both awarded and not — direct red playing cards and scenarios of mistaken identity when a player is wrongly booked or sent off.

The referee has the info relayed by his earpiece by the VAR team.

For some incidents, he can review the footage on a pitch-aspect tv monitor before determining whether or not to adjust his initial call.

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