Julen Lopetegui: If Using VAR, Ronaldo Will Not Get A Red Card

Julen Lopetegui as Real Madrid coach believes that the incident of the red card that Cristiano Ronaldo got should not have happened. As we already know, Ronaldo was awarded a red card by the referee when Juventus faced Valencia in the Champions League.


Ronaldo was involved in an incident with Jeison Murillo. According to the goalkeeper on duty at the time, Ronaldo’s hands were seen touching Murillo’s head. Therefore Ronaldo finally got a red card after the referee discussed with his assistant who was on the side of the goal.


The red card obtained by Ronaldo received strong protests from the Juventus squad. Even the referee’s decision to give a red card also came under fire from various media and Italian football fans. Even this incident made Julen Lopetegui speak.


Lopetegui admitted he had seen a re-footage of the match. But after being analyzed in depth, Lopetegui did not see any fatal mistakes made by Ronaldo.


“I saw the match run properly. But why did the referee give Ronaldo a red card? Indeed, sometimes referees can make mistakes, but if there is a VAR system in the match, maybe this kind of error can be avoided. But I don’t have the capacity to discuss this issue. ”


VAR is a repeat system that allows supervisors to see re-occurrences of an incident. VAR itself was tested at the Russia 2018 World Cup yesterday.