Valverde Wants VAR In Spain, After Missed Messi Goal

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Ernesto Valverde has asked for the implementation of video in football, after Barcelona dropped points against Valencia, thanks to a Messi goal that was denied.

Messi rifled a shot past Neto in the first half, and the Argentine was already celebrating, only for the goal not to be awarded.

Replays showed a clear goal, before Neto saved his blushes. And the match ended 1-1.

While Valverde admitted that the calls go both ways, he made it clear that he would like to see video used to clarify these situations in the future.

“I think we all agree that in these plays so evident, the topic of VAR is not about re-refereeing the games, but it was clear that it had crossed and that we are still with this issues puts us on the spot,” he said after the match.

“The other day against Malaga there was a ball that went out, we scored and it benefited us.”

“We were in total control in the first half and we had a goal cancelled. In the second half, Valencia decided to pressure us and move forward more. Their goal hurt us, so we moved forward to attack more.

“The cancelled goal damaged us and it was the wrong decision by the assistant referee.”



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