‘It doesn’t make sense!’: Sergio Busquets slams decision to allow Kylian Mbappe’s dramatic late winner in Nations League final after long VAR check with Eric Garcia’s touch judged to play him onside
- France beat Spain to win the Nations League title on Sunday evening in Milan
- Sergio Busquets criticised VAR for allowing Kylian Mbappe’s winner to stand
- Mbappe scored after Hernandez played the ball in behind the Spanish defence
- However, he was clearly offside before slotting it under goalkeeper Unai Simon
Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets has criticised VAR for allowing Kylian Mbappe’s late winner to stand in France’s 2-1 victory in the UEFA Nations League final.
Mbappe scored the all-important goal after Theo Hernandez played the ball into him behind the Spanish defence. However, the 22-year-old was clearly offside before he slotted it under goalkeeper Unai Simon.
As a result, Busquets – who won the Man of the Match award for his performance on Sunday evening – said VAR’s decision to let the goal stand ‘didn’t make sense’.
Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets has criticised VAR for allowing Kylian Mbappe’s late winner (above) to stand in France’s 2-1 victory in the UEFA Nations League final
Footage of the incident has shown that the Paris Saint-Germain forward was occupying an offside position – standing notably behind the last man.
However, the match officials – which included Premier League referee Anthony Taylor – felt that Eric Garcia had deliberately touched the ball. Therefore, they treated everything after that moment as a new phase of play.
As it stands, the rules currently state that ‘a player in an offside position receiving the ball from an…
Source : dailymail