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PSG vs Monaco Features Controversial VAR Decision And Fans Are Furious

PSG vs Monaco Features Controversial VAR Decision And Fans Are Furious

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.

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Fans on Twitter reacted to the technology getting involved and lamented its use.


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It's a shame the game will be dominated by VAR chat as it was an entertaining affair at the Parc des Princes.

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Neymar put Thomas Tuchel's side ahead early but Monaco winter Gelson Martins quickly netted an equaliser.

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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.

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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.

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Image Credit: PA

Monaco, meanwhile, have shaken off their early season rust and now find themselves eighth in the Ligue 1 table.

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Regardless of the action on show tonight, VAR managed to steal the highlights once again.

What do you think of VAR's use in football and do you want it to stick around?

Sound off in the comments below.

Topics: Football, Ligue 1, PSG, Monaco, VAR

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.