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Cameras Cut To VAR Room In Real Madrid Game, Not A Single Soul Was There

Josh Lawless

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Cameras Cut To VAR Room In Real Madrid Game, Not A Single Soul Was There

There was a heavy VAR presence in Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Real Valladolid yesterday, but to the confusion of everyone, there seemed to be absolutely no-one in the VAR room.

The hosts, specifically their striker Sergi Guardiola, had two two goals ruled out after the referee elected to use the technology.

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But on the first occasion when the cameras panned to the room where you'd normally find those in charge of VAR, there was not a soul in sight.

Did they just disappear and go out for a few pints during the game? Did they have a nice siesta?

Well, it seems there is actually a reason for it. As per The Mirror, the camera that the TV network cut to was actually one focused on a room used for an earlier game.

It was supposed to go to another room where there were officials checking VAR for the Real match - and so there were actually referees doing their job - despite TV footage showing otherwise.

In terms of the game, Real got back to winning ways despite going 1-0 down early on. Karim Benzema bagged a brace, while Raphael Varane and Luka Modric were both on the scoresheet.

Topics: Los Blancos, Football News, Football, Real Valladolid, Video Assistant Referee, Spanish football, Real Madrid, La Liga, VAR

Josh Lawless
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