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Diego Simeone refuses to blame VAR after Atletico Madrid lose at home to Real Madrid

: 10 lut 2019, 3:46
autor: chanoudom
Diego Simeone refuses to blame VAR after Atletico Madrid lose at home to Real Madrid


Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone​​ agent sbobet refused to blame the Video Assistant Referee for their 3-1 derby defeat at home to Real Madrid.​នVAR was at the heart of many key decisions in a fiery Madrid derby which saw nine yellow cards and Thomas Partey dismissed as Los Blancos recorded their first victory at the Wanda Metropolitano to leapfrog their city rivals into second place in the La Liga table.

Casemiro scored a brilliant bicycle kick to break the deadlock for Real before Antoine Griezmann levelled with a calm finish, but only after VAR overturned the initial offside ruling.​Real led at half-time thanks to Sergio Ramos' penalty in the 43rd minute after Santiago Arias brought down Vinicius following another VAR ruling, despite initial contact looking to have occurred outside of the area.

Former Real striker Alvaro Morata thought he had marked agent sbobet his home debut for Atleti with a second equaliser, but his brilliant finish was correctly denied by VAR for offside before the hosts had a strong penalty appeal turned down by the system.​មHowever, Gareth Bale came off the bench to wrap up the points for the visitors with his 100th goal for Real. Partey then received his second yellow card with 10 minutes left to compound the defeat, but Simeone admitted the better side won.

"Atletico Madrid lost because of a convincing opponent," he told Marca. "I don't usually speak about VAR and I believe it's something that will surely get better and make things more efficient for all.​"I can't see the replays like those working with VAR do, so I hope they were correct agent sbobet with the decisions.​"I definitely don't think we lost because of VAR. The opposition were better than us and more convincing. They had a very good game. So we congratulate them and prepare for the next one."