On Tuesday night, Real Madrid and Manchester City went head to head in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, which ended in a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.
This draw means that the place in the Champions League final is resting on the result in Manchester, with all to play for.
However, there has been an outrage behind the goal that Manchester City scored.
Before Kevin De Bruyne’ wonder strike found the back of Courtois’ net, the ball appeared to have been out of play when Bernardo Silva controlled it.
The referee looked to blow his whistle but carried on as the lines-man did not raise his flag. Since then, this has sparked a lot of protests from the Real Madrid side, including Carlo Ancelotti who was adamant the ball went out and received a booking for his protests.
BEIN Sports uploaded a 3D technology image that showed the ball did indeed go out of play, this was mentioned by Real Madrid’s manager as VAR did not intervene.
UEFA sources have now confirmed to ESPN and Eurosport that Bernardo Silva’s touch was out, however, VAR could NOT intervene because Real Madrid had won the ball back momentarily and therefore it is considered a ‘new passage of play.’
This was a mistake on the referee’s part, but a mistake that Real Madrid paid for.
Real Madrid must move on and forget it, even if it is hard to stomach because the tie is all to play for at the Etihad in a weeks time.