Uefa: Manchester United VAR penalty decision was right

UEFA has explained why VAR decision in the crucial Champions League match between PSG and Manchester United was correct. The referee awarded a late minute penalty to Manchester United that fired the Old Trafford side to the quarter-final of UEFA Champions League.
Presnel Kimpembe's arm deflected Diogo Dalot's shot, and was adjudged to be a penalty after some minutes of VAR review.

UEFA has backed the decision, sighting that the distance covered by the the ball was "not short" and Kimpembe's arm was "not close" to his body.

Moreover, "given that the referee did not recognise the incident clearly during live play (referred to as serious missed incident in the VAR protocol) an on-field review was conducted."
Hence, the referee awarded a penalty kick, which fired United to the quarter-final of the competition. PSG were leading on 3-2 aggregate, but a penalty awarded as a result of VAR intervention saved the day for United, thanks to Marcus Rashford well taken penalty kick.

By Oladele Emmanuel Abiodun

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