Sergio Ramos Goal Controversy: Real Madrid score through a very questionable decision by VAR in the Champions League match against Club Brugge.
Real Madrid may currently be on top of the La Liga standings but their form in Europe, or rather the lack of it, has been catastrophic. Following their loss to Ajax last season and PSG in their opening match, they now run the risk of losing 3 consecutive European matches for the first time since 1981.
Club Brugge have never won an away match in Europe. However, that had no effect on their players, who were more than eager for the contest that awaited them. 9 minutes to the match and Emmanuel Bonaventure vindicated the team’s faith despite being the overwhelming underdogs.
Law of averages?
Surely Real Madrid would overturn the lead, right? This is Real Madrid we’re talking about. The team that famously won 4 Champions League in 5 years. 3 of which came consecutively. Nope, Bonaventure was back at it again as he scored yet another to double the Belgian side’s lead.
Perhaps the law of averages has begun to catch up with the Royal whites of Madrid but they left the field at half-time looking as far away from the team that conquered Europe just a year back. However, after half-time Zidane meant business as he swapped Courtois for Areola.
Madrid looked a much more confident side in the second half and would eventually cut Club Brugges lead by half within 10 minutes courtesy of Sergio Ramos. The centre back, who has bailed Los Blancos on several occasions before, was at it again. However, once replays surfaced, it seemed like the goal wouldn’t stand. Much to everyone’s surprise, VAR allowed the goal and discarded the possibility of offside.
Sergio Ramos goal controversy
— Transfer City (@TransferCity_) October 1, 2019
Replays showed that Ramos was well ahead of everyone by quite a telling distance before the ball was sent into action.
However, different angles would go on to show that Ramos was well within his line before Benzema fired the ball in.
Not many were convinced though.
How is Ramos not offside? wtf pic.twitter.com/vbGWqimAfb
— BeanymanSports (@BeanymanSports) October 1, 2019
Ramos wasn't offside pic.twitter.com/tvKXF0thZB
— AS English (@English_AS) October 1, 2019
why did that Ramos goal stand when he was a full yard offside
— Kim McCauley (@lgbtqfc) October 1, 2019
At the moment of writing, Club Brugge still lead with about 10 more minutes of gameplay left. The Belgian outfit will look to go home with all 3 points intact. However, Real Madrid are very capable of not just equalising but even winning the match.
Ask Atletico Madrid, they’ll tell you, having been victims at the hands of Real in a Champions League final just when they thought they’d won. The architect of the come from behind victory back then? Sergio Ramos.
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