VAR is once more turning into a key ingredient of the Clasicobecause it has been since its introduction in 2018.
To date she has solely intervened twice, each with the referee on Sunday, Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez, concerned.
Followers have complained that VAR did not do extra within the Barcelona-Actual Madrid clashes but it surely stays to be seen if it will likely be decisive at Camp Nou.
The 2-time VAR intervened within the Clasico
The primary Clasico with VAR was additionally the primary wherein VAR intervened, with Barcelona main 1-0 when Raphael Varane defeated Luis Suarez within the field.
Sanchez Martinez was the referee on the sphere and didn’t award a penalty, however Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez urged him to evaluation the incident on the monitor and awarded it when Barcelona lastly gained 5-1.
The final time it was utilized in 2020/21, once more at Camp Nou, when Sanchez Martinez was on VAR duties and Juan Martinez Munuera warned to observe Clement Lenglet’s transfer on Sergio Ramos’ jersey.
It was awarded as a penalty and Actual Madrid gained 3-1.
As a VAR within the Clasico might have intervened
After that Varane penalty towards Suarez, Actual Madrid needed a purple card for the Uruguayan when he stepped on Nacho, whereas Lenglet planted his studs in Varane’s thighs in the identical recreation a yr later.
Even within the final Clasico in Valdebebas, Barcelona needed a penalty when Ferland beat Mendy Martin Braithwaite.
“I do not know why there’s VAR in Spain, everybody has seen this incident,” stated Ronald Koeman in an indignant chatter after the sport.