Ligue 1: VAR still criticized after Monaco-PSG and Amiens-Reims

VAR and its approximate application, new episode. The video assist system for refereeing and its use were again criticized by several of the players in Ligue 1 Wednesday during two games behind the championship of France, Monaco-PSG (1-4) and Amiens-Reims (1-1).

On the Rock, several sequences annoyed the observers and the Monegasques. First, the three minutes and thirty seconds required to grant the opening of the score by Kylian Mbappé concerning a possible offside after the deep pass distilled by Di Maria. Then the decision of Mr. Letexier not to appeal to the VAR on the penalty awarded to Paris in the stoppages of the first period on the fault of Kamil Glik on Layvin Kurzawa.

“There is never a penalty,” railed striker Keita Baldé, joined in his observation by defender Benjamin Henrichs. “I have nothing to say about the referee, nor about the VAR. They do the best they can. I don’t control it. I’m only working on what I can try to control, ”said ASM coach Roberto Moreno.

Technical concerns

In addition, according to AFP, the VAR suffered from technical problems in Amiens, where the Picards were kept in check by the Rémois. The latter could have benefited from a penalty after a collision of Moussa Doumbia with Arturo Calabresi in the area (23rd), but the referee did not flinch, the fault of a communication breakdown with his assistants in charge of the video .

“The referee forgot two penalties,” said Champagne coach David Guion. In the first period, there is a blatant fault on Doumbia. He didn’t even move. Apparently, the VAR was not yet active at that time. He also forgot to whistle Jallet’s obvious hand in the second half. We are not very spoiled at the moment with the arbitration. “

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