Gareth Bale Scored The Best Disallowed Goal Ever Because Of Dubious VAR Handball Call
Gareth Bale was denied a worldie of a goal against PSG by VAR after he was adjudged to have handled the ball.
The Welsh forward chipped PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas from 20 yards after three keepy-uppys.
It was a stunning goal in the 35th minute of Real Madrid's clash with the French champions at the Parc des Princes at a time when his side were 2-0 down.
But Bale's celebrations were cut short when VAR decided to have a look at the goal.
TV cameras showed the ball brushed the Welshman's arm as it fell over his shoulder, but it was harsh to call it deliberate.
Referee Anthony Taylor went and checked the VAR screen at pitchside before signalling for a free-kick to PSG to deny Bale a stunning goal.
PSG went 2-0 up in the marquee Champions League clash with two goals from their former winger Angel Di Maria.
The Argentine fired the home side ahead in the 14th minute, and doubled his tally with a brilliant finish into the top corner in the 33rd minute.
And Thomas Meunier scored a late third on the counter-attack to complete a 3-0 rout for the French side.
One of the best goals that never was?!
Gareth Bale scores what looked like an incredible effort against PSG :flushed:
But VAR rules it out for handball :triumph: pic.twitter.com/0tjV7gaf0X
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 18, 2019
PSG decided not to sport their normal navy blue colours and instead wear all white.
That meant Real Madrid could not wear their famous white strip, instead being forced to play in their blue change kit.