Inter legend Cambiasso opens up on VAR incident in Barca - Lyon clash
- UEFA may well look into yet another instance of VAR incident
- Messi's opener came from Suarez stepping on Lyon’s Jason Denayer
- Esteban Cambiasso, Inter legend believes the pen should have been called off altogether
Messi's opener in the 17th minute of the clash came right after a rather controversial decision by Polish referee Szymon Marciniak -Suarez appeared to step on Lyon’s Jason Denaye, and not the other way around.
Inter legend, Esteban Cambiasso has his own opinion of the situation as he sat down with Sky Sport to look back at Barca's thumping win:
"Penalty-kick? Well looking at the replays it's clear that there wasn't any penalty. Even so, it's hard to tell. During the live game, I was under the impression that it was a penalty but I was wrong too. Fault is on the referee or the VAR? "
Magical Lionel Messi at the double for Barcelona against Lyon— Arsene MIRINDI (@ArseneMIRINDI2) March 14, 2019
Messi scored a cheeky Panenka penalty, added a great third and then set up Ousmane Dembele and Gerard Pique to seal a great night for the hosts pic.twitter.com/hh1Hd2SaG0
"I would say 50-50. I mean the VAR doesn't make any mistakes but the person that interprets the images can make a mistake. It happens since there will always have to be a human behind the VAR system to make a call. "
"The goal-line technology is 100% accurate, the VAR used for offsides is 95-98% accurate but when it comes time to fouls, it is the referee that has to make a decision."
"I still think that the VAR is extremely useful but we would have to find a way to make it the most standardized possible...'.