Raheem Sterling scored an injury-time winner, only to be ruled out for offside by VAR as Tottenham proceeded to the semifinals of the Champions League.
Manchester City had almost reached the semifinals of the Champions League. The celebrations began in the City dugout and Pep Guardiola was jumping like a madman – only to realize a minute later that VAR has ruled the goal out for offside.
The game began with five goals inside the first 21 minutes – there was hardly any evidence to suggest that it wouldn’t end in a similar way.
Sergio Aguero gave the host side the lead in the second half. However, minutes later, Fernando Llorente scored with his thigh to steer Tottenham into a lead again.
Manchester City continued to attack relentlessly and finally grabbed an opening in the injury time. Raheem Sterling put the ball past Lloris, but the goal was ruled out for offside.
VAR rules out Sterling’s goal for offside:
Sergio Aguero received a pass at an offside position which was initially missed by the referee.
The Manchester City forward drafted a cross to Sterling, who calmly converted it into a goal.
The referee, however, consulted VAR and it was found that Aguero was marginally offside and the goal was disallowed.
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WHAT AN ENDING.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 17, 2019
One of THE most remarkable phases of play the Champions League has seen…
∙ Sterling scores late winner
∙ The Etihad erupts
∙ Goes to a VAR check
∙ Disallowed for offside
Just about every emotion in 120 seconds 🤯 pic.twitter.com/j6CTZByTXQ
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 17, 2019
Tottenham will take on Ajax in the semifinals of the Champions League. In the other semifinal, Liverpool will meet Barcelona.
Tottenham and City will be facing each other again this week in the Premier League.