Madrid, VAR worked wonderfully well for the most
part at the 2018 World Cup, and the technology has now made its
debut in Spanish football.
It took under 10 minutes for the system to be utilised during
Sunday’s Supercopa de Espana when Pablo Sarabia’s opening goal
was ruled out for offside by one of the linesmen.
The Spanish midfielder was adjudged to have run beyond the
Barcelona defensive line too early, yet the VAR replays showed Gerard
Pique to be playing him onside.
Sarabia finished his chance wonderfully well with the side of his left
foot, handing the Andalusian side an early lead in Morocco.
Many were sceptical about the introduction of VAR into LaLiga
ahead of the 2018/19 season, but in its first use the technology has
seen the correct decision reached, the MARCA said.
Source: Oman News Agency