REVEALED: Juventus’ last-minute winner against Salernitana should have stood tall, with Sky Italia cameras showing Leonardo Bonucci was OVER 50cm wide… as VAR branded ‘absolute shambles’ for having disallowed the goal
- Juventus thought they had scored a last-minute winner against Salernitana
- The goal was disallowed as Leonardo Bonucci was ruled offside
- However, Sky Italia cameras discovered that Bonucci was in fact okay with it.
- VAR’s decision to rule out the goal was widely condemned on Twitter
VAR’s decision to ban Juventus’ dramatic winner against Salernitana on Sunday has been branded an ‘absolute shambles’ after TV cameras showed Leonardo Bonucci was in fact comfortably okay with it.
Juventus fell two goals behind in the first half against their unassuming opponents, but came back strong after Bremer and Bonucci broke through. They then thought they had grabbed a last-minute winner when Arkadiusz Milik returned a header from a corner, but Bonucci was ruled offside and interfered with play.
The incident led to chaotic scenes at the Allianz stadium, with Milik sent off for too much celebration – only for the goal to be disallowed – while Salernitana’s Juan Cuadrado and Federico Fazio were both given their marching orders after each other. beaten. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has also been removed from the touchline.
Arkadiusz Milik thought he had scored the winning goal but it was disallowed and he was sent off for taking his shirt off while celebrating
Sky Italia cameras showed Antonio Candreva playing Leonardo Bonucci from a distance
The game ended 2-2 but it has since emerged that Juventus’ goal should have stood as Sky Italia cameras caught Bonucci being played by Antonio Candreva from more than half a yard away. Presenter Adriano Del Monte was stunned such an obvious mistake was made by VAR.
“This image is wild. Juventus turned down a last-minute winner after it was clearly missed by VAR. Absolute shambles,’ he wrote on Twitter alongside an image of Bonucci clearly agreeing.
Journalist James Horncastle was also stunned by the decision to disallow Milik’s goal.
“Remarkable to think that the VAR+ referee forgot Candreva who seems to be playing Bonucci from 50cm. One of the biggest mistakes I can remember since VAR was introduced. Amazing when you think there will be technology semi-automated offside on the same pitch for CL this week,’ he posted on social media.
Journalist James Horncastle described VAR’s decision to disallow the goal as ‘remarkable’
Fans were also puzzled by such a high-profile mistake made in one of Europe’s biggest leagues.
“Can we all agree that this is the worst offside decision taken since the introduction of VAR?
“The goal would have won the game in the 95th minute and then he got THREE red cards from Juventus. Unbelievable,” wrote one supporter.
A fan felt Juventus were robbed of victory as Milik’s goal was controversially ruled out
Another supporter claimed VAR should be removed after such a high profile mistake
“It’s theft, pure and simple theft,” added another fan.
‘And imagine that, it was next door! GO OUT! An absolute shambles,’ another supporter wrote as he clarified his feelings about VAR.
Juventus have now drawn four of their first six Serie A fixtures, leaving them four points behind Napoli, Atalanta and AC Milan, while also losing their first group game of the Champions League against PSG last week.
VAR called ‘absolute shambles’ for disallowing Juventus winner against Salernitana