VAR somehow missed Amer Gojak's shocking elbow on Rodri during Dinamo v Man City


The first half between Dinamo Zagreb and Manchester City was full of controversy.

The Croatian side, needing a win, took a surprise lead when Dani Olmo netted after 10 minutes.

But the scores were level 25 minutes later.

Zagreb had two players down with injury, but Man City refused to kick the ball out.

And they capitalised when Gabriel Jesus nodded in from Riyad Mahrez's cross.

That sparked fury from the home side's players, who protested with the referee following the goal.

Some even confronted Man City's players following their decision to not kick the ball out.

But while they could feel hard done by there, they got a huge stroke of luck in first half stoppage time.

Rodri went down following a nasty elbow from Amer Gojak.

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The referee missed the incident and didn't even award a foul, but did stop play with Rodri holding his face.

VAR checked the elbow and it looked all for the world that Gojak would receive his marching orders.

But, inexplicably, VAR decided that it was a fair challenge and a card wasn't even given.

How is that not a red card offence? That should have been a straight forward decision.

Gojak knew Rodri was chasing him and he swung an elbow out and connected with Rodri's face.

Why he did it is unknown. He may still have been angry about the circumstances surrounding City's equaliser.


But it's absolutely ridiculous how that's not a red card. VAR has it's uses and is helpful for offside calls.

It's not going to last long if it fails to spot blatant red cards like this.

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