If VAR is not applied, the team that is leading the La Liga rankings is Real Madrid, not Barcelona. As summarized by AS, VAR has caused Real to lose 4 points in La Liga since the beginning of the season. On the current La Liga standings, Real are having the same 22 points as Barcelona.
However, in a different ranking without VAR, Real Madrid can gain up to 26 points, while Barca remains 22 points. Real won a Liga championship season thanks to the referee pulling out the ball from inside the golf course and rejecting Barca’s goal.
According to AS, Real should have had two more wins in La Liga, instead of two draws. Controversy over VAR caused Real to lose their points violently after a 0-0 draw of the Spanish Royal Club before Real Betis over the weekend.
The Bernabeu hosts were denied a Eden Hazard goal by VAR for offside, then VAR said no to two situations that could lead to a penalty for Real.
AS said that Real was quite angry with the situation when the ball touched Betou’s Zouhair Feddal player in the last match. The referee reviewed the situation on the screen but did not blow 11m to Real.
Real believes that the referees in La Liga will blow penalties in many similar situations before. In a 2-2 draw between Villarreal and Real in La Liga round 3, VAR recognized Villarreal’s equalizer goal after the referee refused.
Real President Florentino Perez is expected to submit a petition to the Spanish Football Association about how referees use VAR in matches with Real this season. With rumors of Real Madrid wanting to sell Gareth Bale at the transfer window in January 2020, coach Zinedine Zidane had to explain.
Var is fair. Messi had just described the sudden goal, but Var also stripped it.