PSG vs Monaco Features Controversial VAR Decision And Fans Are Furious
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VAR has been at the centre of another controversy, this time in Ligue 1 after its involvement in Monaco's equaliser vs PSG.
The two sides had battled in an entertaining affair but Islam Slimani's strike is a big point of contention.
The Algerian is stood miles offside as the ball comes to him and he taps the ball past Keylor Navas.
However, VAR ruled that PSG defender Marquinhos played the ball before it dropped to Slimani and allowed the goal to stand.
How did VAR over rule the offside decision and give the goal to Slimani #PSGASM @PSG_English pic.twitter.com/Y8nTTlEmK7- DT (@DTownse82969760) January 12, 2020
Fans on Twitter reacted to the technology getting involved and lamented its use.
that VAR call in the PSG game is the most ludicrous thing I have ever seen in my life- Alfie (@alfielowee) January 12, 2020
Just seen the very worst VAR decision at PSG. Don't know how you defend anymore.- Paul Dalby (@pdauction) January 12, 2020
I hate @PSG_English but still can't believe that inspite of using #VAR @slimaniislam goal was not called off for offside! #PSGASM- Soloz wizout cheeze (@Illusionsmaster) January 12, 2020
It's a shame the game will be dominated by VAR chat as it was an entertaining affair at the Parc des Princes.
Neymar put Thomas Tuchel's side ahead early but Monaco winter Gelson Martins quickly netted an equaliser.
2020 vision :eyeglasses:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 12, 2020
Marco Verratti with a wonderful ball to set up this Neymar strike :ok_hand: pic.twitter.com/aEa4Bk9zlP
Monaco went on to take the lead through Wissam Ben Yedder who took his tally to 13 for the season.
But their lead only lasted 11 minutes as Fode Toure unluckily turned into his own net.
Neymar then gave PSG a 3-2 lead just before half-time after dispatching a penalty past Benjamin Lecomte.
Monaco battled for the equaliser which came in the form of substitute Slimani and both sides had to settle for a point.
PSG still maintain a healthy five point lead over second placed Marseille while also having a game in hand.
Monaco, meanwhile, have shaken off their early season rust and now find themselves eighth in the Ligue 1 table.
Regardless of the action on show tonight, VAR managed to steal the highlights once again.
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