Vasco beat Cuiabá 2-0, this Thursday, with a move that generated controversy. The first goal, scored by Gabriel Pec, has Sebastian in a dubious position. The move was analyzed for almost five minutes by the VAR, and the line drawn did not allow for a clear assessment, in the opinion of PC de Oliveira, Globo’s refereeing commentator.
PC de Oliveira analyzes Vasco’s goal validated by VAR against Cuiabá
PC asks the CBF to explain why it did not use the camera in the goal to analyze the positions of Sebastian, from Vasco, and Pitta, from Cuiabá. See what the commentator said:
– It is worth clarifying from the CBF, especially regarding the inverted camera. In my opinion, the camera on the goal was the best angle to draw the line. The VAR even started to do some work for her, but stopped, so it’s worth clarifying to understand if there was a problem with the equipment. (The assistant) was unable to return in time and was completely out of position, unable to analyze the position of Sebastian and the penultimate defender, Pitta.
– The inverted camera, the goal line, is used especially in Serie A. From this angle, the VAR would be able to clearly identify Pitta and Sebastian’s positions. Visually, I’m not in a position to nail it, Sebastian seems ahead to me, even due to the positioning of the small area. But there is a question of camera angle.
– The procedure has stopped, and this is the clarification that the arbitration committee has to provide. Why did VAR stop the line drawing procedure. I can’t decide if the position is legal or not, I would need computer graphics. Through camera 1, VAR determines Pitta’s positioning. It may be that through the monitor he has a better view of Pitta’s foot. As the image is shown to those who follow the game, I had great difficulty identifying it.