Roberto Firmino denied goal in Liverpool vs Aston Villa clash by another marginal VAR decision

VAR was in the spotlight for the wrong reasons once more as Roberto Firmino had a goal harshly ruled out for offside during Liverpool’s clash with Aston Villa on Saturday.

The Brazil striker thought he had cancelled out Ollie Watkins’ opener when he poked home from close-range in first-half stoppage time.

Jota was harshly ruled offside in the build-up to the goal
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Trent Alexander-Arnold played a diagonal ball to Diogo Jota, who raced to the byline and cut it back to Mohamed Salah.

The Egypt forward laid it off to Andy Robertson, whose blocked shot fell to Firmino to shoot past Emiliano Martinez.

However, VAR adjudged Jota to be offside by the slightest of margins in the build-up to the goal.

It is the second tight VAR offside call in as many days as Willian Jose had a goal disallowed by the narrowest of margins in Wolves’ 1-0 over Fulham.

More to follow…


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By: Jake Bacon
Title: Roberto Firmino denied goal in Liverpool vs Aston Villa clash by another marginal VAR decision
Sourced From: talksport.com/football/863021/var-offside-roberto-firmino-goal-liverpool-aston-villa/
Published Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 15:07:58 +0000