Former Liverpool player Iago Aspas confirmed his frustrations with VAR just after throwing the official’s keep an eye on on the flooring for the duration of Celta Vigo’s match.
The incident took put in the closing moments of their vital LaLiga clash with Sevilla on Saturday, which finished up a 1-1 draw just after ambitions from Carl Starfelt and Youssef En-Nesyri.
Club captain Aspas had started the match before finding subbed in the 69th moment and resided on the bench up until finally the final times of the match.
In a extraordinary sequence, Celta Vigo considered they experienced the probability to snatch all a few points after referee Alejandro Hernandez awarded them a penalty for an foul by Jesus Navas on Anastasios Douvikas.
Nonetheless, following a session with VAR, the officials overturned the original selection and rescinded the yellow card handed out to Navas.
Iago Aspas threw the VAR watch during Celta Vigo’s 1-1 attract with Sevilla on Saturday night
The Celta Vigo captain painted a pissed off determine soon after a late VAR connect with overturned a penalty
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Aspas was left fuming with the decision from the sidelines and speedily showed his frustrations my marching in the direction of the VAR monitor.
The Spaniard threw it to one facet all through his furious response, just about hitting a single of the officers standing on the sideline.
Just after the match, he painted an irate figure and questioned the officials’ use of VAR through the recreation.
Talking to DAZN Activity, Aspas mentioned: ‘The harmony often falls on the same aspect. And today when it could have favoured us, he goes to the VAR to see it when all of Spain has witnessed it.
‘We have been by twelve times and in seven video games the harmony normally falls the other way. We want to be the very best league in the planet and we are not advancing like this.’
Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, who now can take charge of Celta Vigo, echoed his captain’s feelings when asked about the incident publish-match.
‘I’m not the 1 who has to say if there is a black hand or not, but for a further week we are surprised by the referee’s effectiveness.
‘I have not even spoken with the referee, I have observed the replay and it has occur to me to see what all of Spain has viewed,’ Benitez reported.
The 36-yr-outdated later questioned the referee’s determination throughout his write-up-match interview
Celta Vigo supervisor Rafael Benitez also queried the official’s connect with to overturn the penalty
Elsewhere, officiating decisions dominated the Premier League’s Saturday night action, as Mikel Arteta released an astonishing attack on referees soon after Anthony Gordon’s controversial successful target for Newcastle.
The Arsenal manager reported: ‘How the hell did this target stand up? It’s unbelievable. I really feel ashamed. It’s an absolute disgrace that this was permitted. For a lot of motives it is not a objective.’
The 64th-moment intention went as a result of a few different VAR checks — to confirm Joe Willock saved the ball in engage in ahead of crossing, a possible foul on Gabriel by Joelinton and no matter if goalscorer Gordon was offside.
Referee Stuart Attwell also failed to situation crimson cards to Kai Havertz for a rash problem and Bruno Guimaraes for an elbow on Jorghino in the initially 50 %.