Benfica scored a fine equalizer against Liverpool to make tonight’s Champions League match at Anfield even more exciting.
Goncalo Ramos jumped on a loose ball to go ahead and finish with confidence, sealing the score 1-1 that night, although Liverpool still led 4-2 on aggregate after their big win in the first leg in Lisbon.
However, this goal was not without controversy, as Ramos initially looked like he was offside during preparation, with VAR stopping to check.
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¡Joule del Benfica!
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Gonzalo Ramos pull the difference in favor of Benfica?
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However, it appeared that Liverpool midfielder James Milner had finally touched the ball, which means that the offside rule no longer applies.
speaks exclusively to caught abroadFormer Premier League referee Mark Halsey said: “That’s what VAR provides, situations like these. He obviously plays alongside the Liverpool defender.
“It’s good to see the goal scored and without VAR maybe we see that Benfica has a perfectly good goal not scored, so it’s good to see that.”