Watch the video of Atletico Madrid fan posting a video on Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal.
The latest round of the UEFA Champions League were heavily influenced by the usage of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
Manchester United’s injury-time penalty was the biggest of all, with goals being chalked off in the other ties here and there. Fans and players are not convinced with the newly opted technology as of yet and it’s far from being the 100% fool-proof system the game sorely needs – if one is even possible to create.
However, one piece of technology was ought to be very reliable and it is the Goal Line Technology which gives the exact solution if the ball had crossed the goal line.
It has been installed over the last few years and very few people have debated over the usage of this technology.
In the Old Lady’s 3-0 comeback against Atletico Madrid in Turin, the second goal was awarded by the usage of the goal line technology.
Jan Oblak seemed to have got a fingertip on the ball, but the technology confirmed that the ball had crossed the line. The Televisions were handed the zoomed image of the ball crossing the line.
However, Atletico Madrid fan posted a video on Twitter and the reason why the goal should not stand.
ATLETICO MADRID FAN’S VIDEO:
Watch the conspiracy video of Atletico Madrid fan posting it on Twitter.
¡¡¡ESCÁNDALO!!! ¡¡El segundo gol de la Juve no entró!! La tecnología de gol de la Uefa es una estafa y aquí se demuestra. pic.twitter.com/iVTpVKwlIR
— Rey Cholo (@Cholo14Rey) March 14, 2019
El Marca y el As ya se han hecho eco y lo tienen en portada. pic.twitter.com/OqcolncPhi
— Rey Cholo (@Cholo14Rey) March 14, 2019
The user claims that the ball dot was smaller than it should be, the line drawn was narrower than the original, and the boundaries of the ball were slightly incorrect.
After putting all three of those claimed errors together, that Atletico fan argues that the second goal should not have stood.
He has a point, but will the officiates look after this Tweet?
There was a similar conundrum when Liverpool took on Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. John Stones appeared to have cleared the ball off the line, but there was a thought that depth perceived the officiates and the ball had crossed the line.
But, Diego Simeone was not concerned about the Cojones celebration performed by Ronaldo and did not question this technology either. The Argentine International was praising the Portuguese International for that one-man show at Turin on Tuesday.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is the best in the world, he can put in these performances on big nights,” Simeone said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.
“He will have seen how I did it at the Wanda Metropolitano and, like me, was trying to show his character.”
“Cristiano Ronaldo is the best in the world, he can put in these performances on big nights. He will have seen how I did it at the Wanda Metropolitano and, like me, was trying to show his character.”😂
— Zeeshan⁷ (@Factnaldo) March 13, 2019
The Atletico Madrid manager acknowledged the effort of Juventus and said that they deserved to go through to the next round for that magical performance.
“Juventus played better. There was the chance with Alvaro Morata’s header, but not much else,” he added.
“Juve continually pushed forward and entered into our penalty area, so we had to defend.
“I have to congratulate Juve, because they attacked very well. They did better and deserved the victory. It’s true, we made mistakes too, but they did better tactically and on the second balls.
“Juventus played in a similar way to what we did in the first leg. We struggled and they deservedly go through to the quarter-finals.
“I don’t think it was our worst performance, nor did I see a lack of character. They simply played better and we have to congratulate them.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UCL player of the week by beating Messi, Mane and Sane.
Just another week in KO round. 😎
— Zeeshan⁷ (@Factnaldo) March 15, 2019
For that special night, Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Champions League player of the week. Atletico Madrid have bowed out of the competition, whereas, Juventus will take on Ajax in the Quarterfinals of the Champions League. With the schedule, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could meet in the finals.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has a high Champions League pedigree will be eager to carry the Old lady, who are looking to lift their first European trophy for the first time since 1996.