The Video, Assistant Referee (VAR) is last weekend in the play-offs of the Jupiler Pro League a record number of times to intervene. Of the ten interventions, there were nine correct, so let scheidsrechtersbaas Johan Verbist in his weekly analysis of the VAR know.
Only in the derby between Mouscron and KV Kortrijk went the videoref the fog in. Referee Boterberg pushed Noë Dussenne in the 23rd minute of the red card under the nose, after the defender with a straight leg brightly, and was gone to Teddy Chevalier. The VAR was still in between, but that was according to scheidsrechtersbaas Verbist unnecessary. Boterberg kept happy with their decision.
The other nine interventions of the VAR on day six of the play-offs were justified, according to Verbist. The penalty for Standard, and the disallowed goals of Ito (KRC Genk) and Wesley Moraes (Club Brugge) were correctly assessed.
Also the decision to RSC Anderlecht visits Club Brugge a penalty for handplay of Clinton Mata was, according to the scheidsrechtersbaas. “At a kapbeweging of Adrien Trebel gets Clinton Mata, that a sliding tackle, run the ball against the arm. That arm on which he relies, is in a natural posture. A ball against the support arm in natural position, no handplay,” says Verbist. “So it was a correct decision from the referee to continue play. Also the decision of the VAR in order not to intervene was correct.”