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REAL VS BAYERN UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMIS: Was showing VAR check replay on big screen a breach of protocol?

REAL VS BAYERN UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMIS: Was showing VAR check replay on big screen a breach of protocol?

UEFA protocols appeared to be broken during Real Madrid‘s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.

On Wednesday night, Real hosted Bayern for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final clash.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side created the better chances but the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium was stunned into utter silence in the 68th minute.

Harry Kane found Alphonso Davies in acres of space before the Canadian chopped back onto his weaker foot and unleashed a stunning effort into the back of Andriy Lunin’s goal.

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Madrid thought they had equalised in the 72nd minute through Nacho but his goal was ruled out after VAR felt he had fouled Joshua Kimmich in the build-up.

Broken protocol?

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Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel after the match.
PHOTO: Reuters via Al Jazeera

However, UEFA protocols were reportedly broken during the VAR check as the replay of the incident was shown on the big screen for everyone to see, which was not meant to happen.

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

“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.”

Madrid eventually equalised in the 88th minute through former Stoke City striker Joselu, who was only brought on in the 81st minute.

One minute into stoppage time, Joselu sent the Madrid fans into pandemonium after he tapped home a cross from Antonio Rudiger.

The goal was originally ruled out by the linesman’s flag but VAR replays showed that the Spaniard was in fact onside, meaning the goal was given.

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