The questionable decisions made by the video assistant referee (VAR) turned the tide in favor of Real Madrid, despite the fact that Almeria, the team in last place, appeared to be in a position to secure three points against the best team in the league.
After the game, a number of Almeria players expressed their displeasure, believing that there was some sort of wrongdoing in the judgments that were made against them. Nevertheless, from the point of view of Carlo Ancelotti, the manager of Real Madrid, each and every action was understood to be appropriate and appropriate.
Both the on-field referee, Hernandez Maeso, and the video assistant referee, Hernandez Hernandez, had a talk about all of the controversial calls that occurred throughout the game. The transcript of that conversation has been made public. Discussions shed light on significant occasions, beginning with the penalty that was called for Real Madrid by the video assistant referee.
The Hernandez Hernandez shared with Maeso the recommendation that an on-field review be conducted regarding the handball committed by an Almeria defender by Hernandez. It was ultimately up to Maeso to make the judgment, although he did present a high behind view to add context and underline the disparity between the players.
The official from the video assistant referee (VAR) advised that an on-field review be conducted to determine whether or not there was a suspected foul committed during the offensive phase of the play. Following Maeso’s investigation, he came to the conclusion that the suspicion was correct. As a result, he decided to call a foul in favor of Real Madrid, which resulted in the goal being nullified, and he also showed a yellow card to the player representing Almeria.
When Vinicius Jr. equalized for Real Madrid with what appeared to be a shoulder goal, that was the moment that caused the greatest controversy. Based on the point of contact, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) suggested conducting an on-field review to investigate the possibility of a handball. The Hernandez Hernandez made it clear that Vinicius Jr. impacted the ball with his shoulder, and he asked that the potential foul be evaluated during the attacking portion of the game.
After conducting a thorough investigation, the referee on the field reached the same conclusion, indicating that the ball had struck the shoulder, which meant that it was a legitimate goal. Even though there was a lot of debate around the rulings, Real Madrid managed to get the equalizer.
During a closely contested match, where each call had a vital part in determining the ultimate outcome, the publication of the discussion transcript from the video assistant referee (VAR) makes it possible to gain insights into the decision-making process that took place. The controversy that has surrounded decisions made by the video assistant referee (VAR) continues to be a topic of discussion, highlighting the complex dynamics that are involved in refereeing in modern sports.