Jose Mourinho says the match officials “got it right” in crucial moments as they consulted the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in Manchester Citys dramatic Champions League exit at the hands of Tottenham on Wednesday night.
Speaking to RT in his role as a pundit, Mourinho discussed the drama surrounding Citys defeat to Spurs on away goals, after the Premier League rivals quarter-final meeting ended 4-4 on aggregate following a seven-goal thriller the Etihad Stadium.
Two crucial VAR moments in the game came in the second half, first when Spurs Fernando Llorente leveled the tie on aggregate when he bundled the ball home from a corner with a strong suspicion of handball.
After checking with VAR, Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir allowed the goal to stand.
Pep Guardiolas City thought they had won the tie in injury time when Raheem Sterling had the ball in the net, only for VAR to adjudge that Sergio Aguero had been offside in the build-up.
“Two inches offside, no referee, no linesman in the history of football would disallow that goal in these circumsRead More – Source