Why Benzema Goal Was Ruled Offside After Long VAR Check In Champions League Final Between Real Madrid And Liverpool

Karim Benzema netted an opening goal in the first half but the Referee ruled it offside after a VAR check

Somtosport looks at the reasons to why Turpin, the Referee in charge of the Liverpool vs Real Madrid match ruled out Benzema’s goal.

Many fans would clearly be wondering why the Referee decided to rule out the opening goal netted by Karim Benzema late in the first half despite Benzema looking onside during the Champions League final.

Karim Benzema upon receiving a very dangerous pass managed to wave off Robertson before faking down Alisson but was short on leg to strike but decided to find Vinicius but that appeared handled by Konate until Alisson also jammed into the ball.

This resulted to a collision in the box with the ball now deflecting off Fabinho to find Karim Benzema who then strikes right into the net.

Below are the reasons to why the goal was ruled out.

Why Benzema Goal Was Ruled Offside After Long VAR Check In Champions League Final Between Real Madrid And Liverpool 1

1. Karim Benzema had just one Liverpool player in the goalpost, when he stroke the ball, needed 2 or more to keep him onside.

2. The Frenchman would have been onside if the ball found him through a willful pass. But in this case it’s deflected off Fabinho after a collision with Konate while trying to deny Valverde from locating the ball.

These are the reasons to why it took the VAR more than 3 minutes to make a careful check before deciding against the goal.

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