VAR struggles: Vinicius' goal vs Real Sociedad disallowed based on non-existing image
- Vini's goal was disallowed on Thursday due to an irregular position.
- If it stayed, it would have meant a second chance for Madrid to continue their Copa del Rey road.
- In the TV shot, Modric was left out of the complete image with all the other players.
However, after two-and-a-half-minute consultation and checking, referee Lahoz ruled the goal offside.
The problem is the image that influenced that decision didn't appear on TV. In addition, it didn't go public until the match ended.
There wasn't any shot shown on TV in which the attackers and defenders were present along with Modric.
VAR's major problem is the fact it doesn't always provide definitive images of the moment when a player passes the ball.
The photos are often unclear and the lines drawn look indistinguishable.