Getafe miss out on Europa League qualification after VAR is called into action THREE times…causing 10 added minutes that allowed Levante to win in the TENTH MINUTE of second-half injury time…allowing Granada to sneak in
- VAR was called into action three times during Levante’s 1-0 win against Getafe
- The checks led to a total of 10 minutes of first-half injury time to be added on
- Two goals were ruled out for Getafe, while one was ruled out for winners Levante
- The result saw Getafe miss out on the chance of Europa League qualification
The match between Levante and Getafe on the final day of the LaLiga season saw 10 minutes of injury time added on due to VAR checks.
VAR was called into action three times during Levante’s dramatic 1-0 win over Getafe.
VAR is known for prolonging the game, but this was the first time in history it has been the sole purpose for 10 minutes to be added in the second-half injury time.
VAR was called into action three times during Levante’s dramatic 1-0 win against Getafe
The first check was to confirm whether Jamie Mata was offside when he scored from Marc Cucurella’s cross.
VAR ruled in favour of the linesman’s decision and disallowed what Getafe thought was their opening goal.
The second check denied Getafe of another goal after Angel Rodriguez scored just before the half-hour mark.
VAR disallowed the goal for an offside violation prior to Rodriguez’s quality finish.
The third and final check took place just before half-time, but this time VAR ruled against Levante.
Roger Marti thought he had put his team ahead going into the break but VAR deemed him offside from Sergio Leon’s pass.
However, Levante were able to find the net after a penalty was awarded for Coke, who scored in the Tenth minute of second-half injury time.
The result saw Getafe miss out on the chance of Europa League qualification next season.
The result saw Getafe miss out on the chance of Europa League qualification for next season