Emma Hayes was furious with the officers after Chelsea’s draw with Real Madrid (Photo: Getty)UEFA have issued a response to Chelsea boss Emma Hayes after she claimed her aspect have been ‘robbed’ in opposition to Real Madrid due to ’embarrassing’ refereeing.
Late on within the recreation, referee Frida Klarlund awarded a penalty to Los Blancos for a foul on Athenea del Castillo though the deal with occurred exterior the field, with no VAR to overturn the choice.
The spot-kick was scored to degree the match, however the Blues appeared to bagged a last-gasp winner when Niamh Charles volleyed house a deep cross – solely to see the offside flag raised.
But replays of the incident rapidly revealed that Charles had been properly onside, with team-mate Sam Kerr in an offside place, and whereas the Australian did make a run in direction of the ball, it didn’t appear vital sufficient to rule out the aim.
Hayes, who will go away Chelsea on the finish of the season to take over the US girls’s staff, was furious, saying: ‘I might see from the bench that the deal with [for the penalty decision] was exterior the field. So I’m completely shocked that these managing the sport couldn’t see that.
‘It is embarrassing. I can’t perceive the choice [for the offside] in any respect. I believe we’ve been robbed of what was a 3-1 recreation.’
VAR is but to be launched to the Women’s Champions League (Photo: Getty)Though its use within the Premier League has been beneath intense scrutiny lately, there isn’t any doubt that the Video Assistant Referee would have noticed each errors and corrected them.
VAR has been used within the males’s Champions League since 2019, however is but to be applied within the Women’s competitors, however seems that this incident has prompted UEFA to hurry up its introduction.
In an announcement launched on Friday, the governing physique responded to Hayes’ feedback, saying: ‘The implementation of VAR in European competitions entails vital technical, operational, and logistical challenges.
‘To handle these challenges, UEFA has developed a gradual plan to introduce VAR within the majority of matches, beginning with males’s and girls’s membership and nationwide staff competitions.
‘UEFA already plans to implement VAR on the UEFA Women’s Nations League finals subsequent 12 months and can repeatedly consider the likelihood to implement VAR in competitions or levels of competitions the place it hasn’t been thus far.’
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