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UEFA Champions League

That Is How VAR Is Suppose To Work

VAR mediation saw Olivier Giroud's dazzling bike kick remain against Atletico Madrid to hand Chelsea the high ground in their Champions League conflict. The Blues removed a 1-0 triumph from the away leg of their last-16 tie, which was played in Bucharest, and they have VAR to thank. 

The Frenchman terminated in an overhead kick after the ball was played into his way. Initially given offside, with Mason Mount considered the player to send the ball on for Giroud, a survey of the exertion saw the choice toppled. talkSPORT's discourse group of Danny Mills and Sam Matterface were brimming with acclaim for the manner in which the authorities took care of the circumstance. 

Plants said: "I disclosed to you it must be a world and that is the thing that it was. The ball sprung up and it's an unbelievable wrap up by Giroud. "He's just contacted the ball around multiple times this game. "I've been exceptionally correlative of the authorities, they've been sharp and on it and it was hard to tell (who contacted it)." Matterface added: "They've worked effectively there. That is the means by which VAR should work. They oversaw it well and were was no disarray. It was quite clear they were having a significant conversation about it." 

It was a tight game in Bucharest with Thomas Tuchel's side getting a charge out of a lot of ownership yet battled to separate Atletico. Mason Mount and Jorginho both got yellow cards and will currently be suspended for the second leg at Stamford Bridge. Giroud's 6th objective of the Champions League crusade so far gave the Blues the preferred position.

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Bucharest Frenchman Giroud Mason Mount


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