UEFA broke this strict rule during Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich VAR decision

It seemed that there was a breach in UEFA protocol during Real Madrid's Champions League match against Bayern Munich.

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UEFA broke this strict rule during Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich VAR decision

Real Madrid welcomed Bayern for the second leg of their Champions League semifinal match on Wednesday night.

The team led by Carlo Ancelotti had the better opportunities, but in the 68th minute, the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium was stunned into complete stillness.

Alphonso Davies was in plenty of space when Harry Kane found him. The Canadian then cut back onto his weaker foot and fired a breathtaking strike into the goalkeeper’s net, Andriy Lunin.

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Madrid believed they had tied the score in the 72nd minute when Nacho scored, but VAR disallowed the goal because it appeared he had fouled Joshua Kimmich during the build-up.

However, according to reports, UEFA policy was breached during the VAR inspection when the incident’s footage was accidentally shown to everyone on the big screen.

According to UEFA regulations, which state: “VAR and GLT replays cannot be shown on the giant screens in the stadium, unless UEFA decides otherwise.

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“Simultaneous transmissions and replays of the match are authorised for press monitors and closed-circuit channels. The results of other matches can be shown on the scoreboard and/or giant screen during the match.”

Joselu came in for the clutch

Joselu, a former Stoke City striker who was only added in the 81st minute, helped Madrid eventually draw even in the 88th minute.

Joselu’s goal in stoppage time, one minute in, sent the Madrid supporters to their feet with a cross from Antonio Rudiger.

The linesman’s flag initially disqualified the goal, but VAR replays revealed that the Spaniard was actually onside, hence the goal was awarded.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, former Chelsea player Pat Nevin said: “We have talked to people all day about what this club thinks about this trophy. They believe it is theirs. Even when they are 1-0 down with minutes to go they believe it is theirs.

“It doesn’t matter what happens they will ask questions other clubs can’t ask. The belief is always there.”

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Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.