Union doesn’t buy anything with it, but it is right about the penalty phase against Westerlo: “No VAR intervention was necessary here”

After a questionable VAR intervention in the match between Union and Westerlo (2-2), afterwards it was again mainly about the referees. Union coach Alexander Blessin was angry after the late penalty and that now appears to be justified.

In the phase in question, Union defender Kevin Mac Allister went for the ball in the closing minutes. Westerlo striker Matija Frigan seemed to be running, causing both players to fall. Referee Kevin Van Damme initially allowed play to continue, but after a long intervention by VAR Brent Staessens, Van Damme still pointed to the spot. Madsen gave Westerlo a point at the last minute from eleven meters. “That penalty was a big joke,” said the Union coach afterwards.

That’s right, said Frank De Bleeckere two days later. “It was not an easy situation,” says a review video. “It must first be determined whether the error occurred within the penalty area. Then comes the assessment of the contact. Here we believe that it was not necessary to call the referee to the screen. We also find little fault with the phase. It was better not to make a VAR intervention.”

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