It was for the stewards impossible to determine whether Cercle-attacker Irvin Cardona offside was when he Sunday the equalizer, scored against the Club in the Bruges derby. That reported scheidsrechtersbaas Johan Verbist on Tuesday. “The VAR does not yet have the offside line.”
When a counterattack put Cardona on Sunday the 25th match in the Jupiler Pro League, the 2-2 final score in the Jan breydel stadium. “After a cross from the left is Irvin Cardona, whether or not in offside, in possession of the ball. He only goes on goalkeeper Ethan Horvath and scores. Given the positions of Brandon Mechele, Irvin Cardona and Stefano Denswil and the fact that the VAR does not have the offside line, it is impossible to see whether the Cercle-attacker is in an offside position,” says Verbist.
The Pro League signed a month ago a contract for two years with the Liège company Deltacast, that the production of the offside line will take. The VAR will, however, only from the play-offs to be able to rely on that guideline. In the meantime the referees and videorefs already trained to be ready against the play-offs.
The VAR came the last day, yet two times in between, whenever during the game between STVV and Waasland-Beveren (2-1). To both teams, after consultation of the videoref awarded a penalty. Scheidsrechtersbaas Verbist confirmed that both interventions were correct.