The drama unfolded quite early at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium as Sergio Aguero missed a penalty awarded through VAR.
Manchester City are playing Tottenham Hotspur in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal at the moment.
Pep Guardiola’s side goes into the game with a better run of form and might be aiming to grab a win against the Spurs. Manchester City have a very realistic chance of achieving a historic quadruple this season.
The game started considerably evenly, until the 12th minute when the referee awarded Manchester City a penalty through a video referral.
The referee decided to opt for VAR after a handball offence from Tottenham’s Danny Rose.
Aguero misses penalty:
However, the drama didn’t end at the awarded penalty. Sergio Aguero took a highly disappointing penalty kick from his standards, as Hugo Lloris denied the Manchester City striker his first goal of the game.
Lloris guessed correctly and dived to his left.
Here’s the video:
Hugo Lloris saves Sergio Aguero’s spot-kick after VAR awarded Man City a penalty 🙌
A HUGE moment in this tie! pic.twitter.com/FpQYIFmJB0
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 9, 2019
1. VAR review 🤔
2. Penalty given 😧
3. Aguero miss 🤯
— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) April 9, 2019
In the second leg between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain in the round-of-16 of the competition, a similar handball offence was reviewed through VAR, and United were awarded a penalty.
Marcus Rashford scored the winner, as a result, sending Manchester United to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Tottenham will aim to derail Manchester City’s campaign, as Guardiola’s side chaises its first-ever Champions League title.
How Twitter reacted..
Chants of “VAR, VAR” going to be heard frequently throughout matches now, fans calling for action at perceived incident. Already heard loudly here.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) April 9, 2019
VAR is going to PISS everybody off next season and I cannot wait
— YouTube: Shirtless Plantain Show (@Nigerianscamsss) April 9, 2019
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) April 9, 2019
By the time of the publishing of the article, the score was 0-0.