April 14, 2024

Nantes-Brest, VAR spins again

That might not have made any difference to the outcome of the match, perfectly negotiated by Brest at La Beaujoire on Sunday for the 16th round of Ligue 1 fixtures. Thanks to Magnetti (49th) and Mounié (57th), SB29 made the difference at the start of the second half, sealing the score in a fairly even match overall (0-2). However, the game could have been revived in the dying mom…

That might not have made any difference to the outcome of the match, perfectly negotiated by Brest at La Beaujoire on Sunday for the 16th round of Ligue 1 fixtures. Thanks to Magnetti (49th) and Mounié (57th), SB29 made the difference at the start of the second half, sealing the score in a fairly even match overall (0-2). However, the game could have been revived in the dying moments had Abline’s goal been validated.

The former Rennes striker’s powerful half-volley under the crossbar of Bizot’s defended goal in stoppage time looked set to reduce the deficit. OnlyThe VAR referee too systematically followed

Despite the inconclusive images sent to him to form an opinion, Mr. Millot, as is very often the case in such situations, followed the postulate of the VAR which, it should be remembered, should only call on the field referee in the event of an obvious foul being detected. This was certainly not the case here. And the Canaries will feel all the more aggrieved that a handball in the Brest box preceded Mohamed’s presumed foul on Abline’s goal. A new stone in the VAR garden…