A goal by Antoine Griezmann, Wednesday evening with Atlético, was validated by the VAR when it is difficult to say that the ball crossed the line.
Top assist provider in La Liga with 13 offers, Antoine Griezmann scored his 14th league goal (his 15th in all competitions) on Wednesday night in the draw of theAtletico Madrid on the ground of Espanyol (3-3). But the goal of “Grizi” is controversial.
On a strike from the right of the French international, the opposing goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco pushed the ball back on his line (44th). The referees on the pitch did not allow a goal, as goal-line technology is not used in La Liga, but it was the video assistant who judged that the ball had crossed the goal line, after several minutes of viewing. The TV images, they do not confirm that Griezmann’s goal was valid.
VAR decision, ball crosses the line… Espanyol 0-2 Atlético Madrid, Goal: Griezmann pic.twitter.com/T1d1JhZ6YF
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The express comeback!
Atlético thus led 3-0, with a first goal signed by Saul Niguez (21st) and a 3rd scored by Yannick Ferreira Carrasco after returning from the locker room (46th). But the Pericos achieved a hell of a reassembled by scoring 3 goals in 15 minutes by César Montes (64th), Joselu from the penalty spot (76th) and Vinicius Souza (79th). A point that could be decisive for Espanyol, who are penultimate with 3 points behind the 16th and 17th.
Diego Simeone’s outfit misses the chance to retake 2nd place from Real Madrid and the Colchoneros will face Real Sociedad and Villarreal to conclude the season.