3D technology shows Bernardo Silva DIDN’T keep ball in for Kevin De Bruyne goal to leave Carlo Ancelotti raging
Carlo Ancelotti was raging after Kevin De Bruyne got Man City’s equaliser and technology proved he had a point.
De Bruyne’s stunning strike cancelled out Vinicius Jr’s opener for Real Madrid to make the first leg of their Champions League semi-final 1-1.
As the City players were celebrating, there was a commotion on the touchline as Ancelotti and the Madrid staff remonstrated with the officials.
The Madrid boss received a yellow card and at the time it was not clear why he was so animated.
Speaking after the game, he revealed: “The ball was off the pitch. Technology said it and I don’t understand why VAR didn’t check it.
“The referee didn’t pay attention to many things tonight.”
Replays and new images, released by broadcaster BeIN Sport, showed why Ancelotti was so furious with the decision.
Bernardo Silva controlled the ball right in front of the Italian at the side of the Bernabeu pitch.
|3D replays showed Silva had not kept the ball in play|
It was a tight call and neither the referee nor the assistant referee spotted it and played on.
Play carried on and City lost the ball before Eduardo Camavinga gave away possession in the next phase of play to allow De Bruyne to score.
This meant that VAR could not intervene because it was deemed that City’s attacking phase only began once Camavinga lost the ball.
Despite his anger, Ancelotti, was happy enough with his side’s performance and the state of the tie.
He said: “We have to play like this again next week. Our strategy was good, we weren’t worried when they had possession.
“Then the second half was completely different. We had the ball and created opportunities. We are very satisfied. “