UEFA official site has published an explanation of why the referee Damir Skomina appointed penalty against PSG in the match with “Manchester United” why the referee Brich scored the third goal for Ajax against “real” and why Checker the Ref awarded a penalty-kick goals in the match against Porto.
In injury time of the match PSG – Manchester United Slovenian referee awarded a penalty kick with VAR, fixing the handball from the defender PSG Presale Kimpembe.
“Videocontent referee has studied replays available, taken from different angles and encouraged the referee to reconsider at the edge of the incident in the penalty area. Because the chief arbitrator failed to clearly assess the episode in the dynamics of the game, he reviewed it on repeat at the edge according to the Protocol VAR in which such cases are described as serious a missed incident. After watching the referee confirmed that the distance of the ball flight was short and the shot was not unexpected. The hand of the defender was pushed in and allowed the defender to increase the area of the body, making the flight of the ball into the penalty area was interrupted. Therefore, the referee awarded a penalty,” – said in a statement on the official UEFA website.
Regarding the match real Madrid – Ajax, in the episode preceding the scoring of the impact of Dusan Tadic, it was suspected that the ball left the field. The referee appealed to videoaaron and in the end decided to count goal.
“VAR team carefully studied all the available images and replays, taken from different angles. None of them gave irrefutable evidence that the ball is completely out of bounds. Assistant to the referee, who held the optimum position, also confirmed that the ball completely crossed the sideline. Therefore, the replay was not needed. The referee made the right decision not to intervene and scored a goal”, – stated in the message of UEFA.
In the end, UEFA explained a controversial penalty in the match Porto – Roma in extra time.
“After checking the “offside”, which confirmed that the attacking player was in an offside position, VAR, asked of the referee, did that delay the opponent’s side of the defender “Roma”. The judge confirmed that he did not notice the delay in the dynamics of the game and was asked to produce the snooze time to view at the edge. As a result of viewing the judge was convinced that the violations in a delay of the contender should be a penalty,” stated UEFA.
Note that the “Manchester United” in a penalty shootout was able to defeat PSG 3-1 and advanced to the next round. In turn, Ajax defeated real Madrid 4:1 and also play in the 1/4 finals. Also, the penalty helped to reach the next round “Port”.
The company Porto, Manchester United and Ajax in the quarter-finals will make up the English Tottenham, which won Borussia D.
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