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Real Madrid Controversially Denied Goal Against Liverpool After Lengthy VAR Call In Champions League Final

Nasir Jabbar

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Real Madrid Controversially Denied Goal Against Liverpool After Lengthy VAR Call In Champions League Final

Real Madrid had a goal controversially ruled out following a lengthy VAR call against Liverpool in the Champions League final.

Karim Benzema thought he had opened the scoring until the linesman flagged for offside.

The controversial moment was reviewed by VAR - with the goal allowed to stand despite Fabinho appearing to get the final touch before Benzema slotted home.

Ibrahima Konate, Fabinho and Federico Valverde collided inside the box with the ball bobbling to Real's prolific forward.

But he was deemed offside due to his position behind Alisson.

However, replays show the Liverpool midfielder poking the ball via his knee.


The decision to rule out Benzema's goal sent social media wild.


Former Premier League referee Peter Walton, though, insists Benzema was in an offside position.

"It is easy. Benzema is in an offside position. The offence is committed if the ball is deliberately played back to him," he said on BT Sport.

"Fabinho, the ball deflects off him, he doesn't deliberately play the ball to him. He doesn’t play Benzema onside. It's only deemed onside if the Liverpool player has deliberately played it."

Was the right call made? Let us know what you think.

Featured Image Credit: Champions League

Topics: Karim Benzema, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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