The goal of the day, canceled by a millimeter offside much earlier. The new football ….

The Almería players celebrated it, the Zaragoza players felt it, nobody protested … but then the VAR appeared

Justo when the match time was fulfilled at La Romareda and with a 1-1 tie on the scoreboard, Argentine Lucas Robertone scored a tremendous footing from almost 35 meters that slipped through the entire squad before the astonished gaze of his compatriot Cristian Álvarez. Great goal, without a doubt. Or not?

Robertone and Cristian Álvarez, in the action of the first goal
Robertone and Cristian Álvarez, in the action of the first goalToni Galán

The Almería players celebrated it in style, it was no wonder; those from Zaragoza assumed it and looked at each other without being able to do anything; nobody protested … but then the VAR appeared.

The VAR and Almería, a difficult relationship

José Gomes laments during yesterday's game at La Romareda
José Gomes laments during yesterday’s game at La RomaredaToni Galán

He warned the Madrid referee Ortiz Arias that there was a millimeter offside in the previous action of Fran Villalba, which was precisely delaying its position, and decided to annul it to the general disbelief. But the lines of the VAR had passed sentence and left without effect what was going to be the best goal of the day. The new football is ‘asín’ … what would that one say.

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