This is the First Division classification and this is how it would be without the VAR: matchday 18

This is the First Division classification and this is how it would be without the VAR: matchday 18

The two greats do not fail in their fight for LaLiga. Barcelona beat Getafe 1-0 and Real Madrid did the same against Athletic (0-2). The blaugrana start with a three-point advantage over the whites, although both have one game less to recover at the beginning of February. In the standings they are followed by Real Sociedad with 38 points and Atlético with 31. In Europa League positions is Villarreal (31 points) after their victory in extremis against Girona and Betis, who lost to Espanyol, remains in Conference League zone. The Verdiblancos were on the verge of losing sixth place to Osasuna, who ended up drawing against Elche, bottom team. Valladolid and Cádiz complete the relegation places, from which Sevilla has left after their victory against the people of Cádiz.


Three VAR appearances so far on matchday 18 (Valencia-Almería is missing), although some more correction was missing. He entered the Sánchez Pizjuán twice: first, Lamela’s goal was canceled for offside by Óliver Torres, and in the second half, a penalty was awarded in favor of the locals due to a handball from Alejo. At Villarreal-Girona, the VAR notified Del Cerro Grande that a penalty that was whistled in favor of the yellows was outside the area and the braid rectified. The VAR was also requested in El Sadar for a handball from David García after a header from Roco, but the referee said that there was a prior foul. Getafe also claimed a correction, but without success, for a hard tackle (serious foul play) by Dembélé on Alderete.

VAR interventions that changed the sign

Celta 2 – Espanyol 2 (No VAR, 2-1)

Joselu tries to control a ball in the box and Mingueza steps on his other foot from behind and prevents him from controlling it. He whistles a penalty after reviewing it in VAR. Joselu transforms it.

Majorca 1 – Betis 2 (1-1)

Battaglia’s hand inside the area. The VAR warns and a penalty is awarded. Borja Iglesias transforms it.

Valencia 0 – Athletic 1 (1-1)

Musah’s goal is annulled, at the request of the VAR, due to a previous foul by Diakhaby on João Félix.

Real Sociedad 1 – Athletic 1 (1-2)

Goal by Morata that is annulled after the VAR notice that there is a previous hand by João Félix.

Athletic 3 – Lightning 2 (3-3)

A goal against Camel was annulled for offside.

Girona 1 – Cádiz 1 (2-1)

Cala’s own goal annulled, after warning from the VAR, due to a previous grab by Taty Castellano.

Atlético 1- Rayo 1 (1-0)

Nteka’s shot hits Giménez’s arm. The VAR warns of the action and the referee decides to point it out. Falcao transforms it.

Real Sociedad 1- Mallorca 0 (1-1)

Goal by Amath that is annulled, at the request of the VAR, due to a previous foul on Elustondo.

Valladolid 1 – Real Sociedad 0 (2-2)

At minute 11, a Monchu goal was annulled due to a lack of Plano on Brais Méndez to originate the goal play. In minute 45, Kubo’s goal was also canceled due to a previous foul by Zubimendi on Óscar Plano. Then, at minute 83, Zubimendi’s goal was annulled by VAR due to Karrikaburu’s previous offside.

Betis 1- Athletic 2 (2-2)

Goal disallowed by Luiz Henrique due to a previous offside by Borja Iglesias.

Valencia 0- Barcelona 1 (1-1)

Samu Lino’s goal annulled, after going through the VAR, by a previous hand from Marcos André voluntarily.

Real Madrid 1- Girona 1 (1-0)

The VAR warns of a hand from Asensio inside the area. The referee whistles it and Stuani transforms it.

Mallorca 1 – Athletic 0 (1-1)

Goal annulled at the request of the VAR for offside by Morata.

Girona 2 – Lightning 2 (1-2)

The VAR warns of a stomp from Fran García inside the area and the referee signals a penalty. Taty Castellano transforms it.

Cádiz 1 – Almería 1 (2-1)

Ocampo’s goal annulled due to a previous foul by Fali on Robertone.

Lightning 1 – Betis 2 (2-2)

Isi’s goal disallowed due to offside interference.


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