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Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was used for the very first time in Champions League history on Wednesday, and the controversial decision didn't go down well on social media.
Ajax scored against Real Madrid just before the break but the goal was overturned through VAR.
Nicolas Tagliafico appeared to have put his side in front after some questionable goalkeeping from Thibaut Courtois, who spilled Matthijs de Ligt's header.
However, his goal was swiftly chalked off. VAR ruled out the goal with Dusan Tadic being deemed offside.
Thibaut Courtois is a very lucky boy!
He drops a clanger, Ajax score, only to be saved by VAR.
It's the first goal disallowed and overturned by VAR in Champions League history. pic.twitter.com/3cvukMUCvv
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 13, 2019
A quick glance on Twitter suggest fans are furious with VAR.
Ajax scored against Real Madrid but the goal was later disallowed as VAR was used to overturn a decision for the first time in Champions League history.
- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 13, 2019
If that's interference, maybe. If that's been ruled out for offside: an example of the mission creep that'll make VAR a nonsense, and further evidence that the offside rule as it is currently employed is insane.
- Rory Smith (@RorySmith) February 13, 2019
VAR = Victory Always for Real
- The LFC Community (@LFCCommunity) February 13, 2019
VAR is still subject to interpretation. Often just serves to add more complexity than it solves.
- kevinwilliams (@kevvwill) February 13, 2019
VAR decision in Ajax-Real Madrid a complete nonsense. As is the offside rule in its current form.
- Tom Hamilton (@tomhamiltonespn) February 13, 2019
VAR still favoring Real Madrid ♂️
- BanaBright (@BrightMingle) February 13, 2019
I hate football more after VAR than before VAR.
- Barca Galaxy (@barcagalaxy) February 13, 2019
NAH MAN AJAX HAVE BEEN ROBBED.......
NO OFFSIDE.....NO FOUL......
- Castro1021 (@Castro1021) February 13, 2019
Real Madrid eventually secured a 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio who scored in the 87th minute.
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