VAR was at the center of attraction in the UCL again yesternight as Real Madrid got lucky in Tuesday’s match vs Paris Saint-Germain.
During the game, Icardi was brought down by Thibaut Courtois, even if the Argentine went down eagerly. The keeper was shown a red initially before VAR ruled that defender Marcelo was pushed by an opponent before the goal happened, which reversed all decisions and nullified the foul on Icardi.
Real Madrid headed out onto the pitch at the Bernabéu for their game against PSG in the Champions League this evening knowing they had already qualified for the knockout stages of the competition. The 1-1 draw between Club Brugges and Galatasaray in the early game in Group A meant Real Madrid are certain of finishing at least second in the table, even if Zidane’s side lose their two remaining games, against PSG and Club Brugges.
Real Madrid thus extend their qualifying record in the competition to 28 consecutive seasons of reaching the knockout stages, having gone through in every year since the current format was adopted in 1997-98.
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