Uefa has backed the video assistant referee machine’s determination to award Manchester United an injury-time penalty that knocked Paris St-Germain out of the Champions League.
Diogo Dalot’s shot hit Presnel Kimpembe’s arm but became once handiest deemed a discipline-kick after the VAR intervention.
Injured PSG forward Neymar known as the determination a “disgrace”.
But Uefa mentioned the gap the ball covered became once “no longer immediate” and Kimpembe’s arm became once “no longer cease” to his body.
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Essentially based on this, it added that “the influence would possibly perchance perchance subsequently no longer be surprising” and “the defender’s body [was made] greater thus leading to the ball being stopped from travelling in the route of the aim.
“The referee, subsequently, awarded a penalty kick.
“On condition that the referee did no longer recognise the incident clearly all thru are residing play [referred to as serious missed incident in the VAR protocol] an on-discipline overview became once conducted.”
After a prolonged delay where Slovenian referee Damir Skomina conducted the overview on a pitch-facet track, Marcus Rashford scored the penalty to produce United a 3-1 snatch on the evening and send them thru on away targets.
It became once the 21-twelve months-used’s first competitive discipline-kick for his club and ensured that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s crew grew to change into the foremost in Champions League historical previous to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the house leg in a knockout tie.