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Cantalejo has its teams protected

Maria Jose Gonzalez

April 16, 2024 | 11:40 a.m.

On the last day of LaLiga, the Sevilla and Mallorca They have stood out as the teams that benefited the most from the VAR intervention, each with a total of nine favorable actions throughout the season, which places both clubs at the top of the ranking of those benefiting from this technology.

Key VAR interventions for Sevilla

  1. Against Las Palmas: The expulsion of Saúl Coco for knocking down Nemanja Gudelj, preventing a clear scoring opportunity.
  2. Against Real Madrid: Disallowance of a goal by Fede Valverde due to offside by Jude Bellingham.
  3. Against Celtic: Cancellation of a penalty initially awarded after a foul by Jesús Navas.
  4. Against Betis: Goal by Héctor Bellerín invalidated due to offside by Germán Pezzella.
  5. Against Villarreal: Ben Brereton's goal in the 95th minute was disallowed due to a previous foul.
  6. Against Granada: Reduction of a red card to a yellow one for Manu Bueno after a VAR review.
  7. Against Atlético de Madrid: Expulsion of Çaglar Söyüncü for stamping on Lucas Ocampos.
  8. Against Real Sociedad: Penalty awarded for a foul by Carlos Benavídez on Mariano Díaz.
  9. Another against Real Madrid: Lucas Vázquez's goal disallowed due to a foul by Nacho on Youssef En-Nesyri.

Mallorca situation

Mallorca, under the direction of Javier Aguirre, has also been favored on the same number of occasions by the VAR, highlighting its ability to take advantage of these technological decisions in its favor. However, the specific details of the interventions have not been disclosed as fully as in the case of Sevilla.

General context of the VAR in LaLiga

Furthermore, the Getafe has emerged as the team most harmed by the intervention of the VAR, facing eleven actions that have ended in adverse decisions, which puts into perspective the disparity of the application of this technology in the league.

Last season, Sevilla had already experienced a significant number of VAR reviews in its favor, with fifteen interventions that altered the referee's initial decisions. This pattern highlights the growing and critical influence that VAR holds over results in modern football.

This analysis highlights not only the importance of VAR in determining match results, but also the need for a more coherent and transparent application to ensure competitive equity within LaLiga. The technology, designed to clear up controversies, remains a point of intense debate over its impact and future in sport.

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