For a suspicion of Oleksandr Zinchenko’s hand, Dutch referee Björn Kuipers whistled a penalty in favor of PSG, at the start of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City. But after checking the images, the penalty was finally not awarded, and rightly so.
It didn’t take long to see the first big game. From the 7th minute of the semi-final second leg of the Champions League between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, Tuesday evening at the Etihad Stadium, a penalty was whistled in favor of the Parisians while there was still 0- 0. Dutch referee Björn Kuipers initially believed that Oleksandr Zinchenko had made a hand fault, in front of Ederson’s six-meter zone.
Neymar and his teammates logically expressed their joy after this arbitration decision. They had also immediately reported a hand from the Ukrainian left side.
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Zinchenko saved by the pictures
But video assistance to arbitration (VAR) upset the Parisians. Because the images, which viewers of RMC Sport 1 were able to discover live, showed that the ball had bounced off the top of Oleksandr Zinchenko’s shoulder. However, a hand fault is whistled if the ball is touched below the armpit with the arm.
Having left to check the images on the VAR control screen, Björn Kuipers finally defeated himself and returned the ball to Manchester City.