Julen Lopetegui says ‘tactical camera’ showed Wolves goal should have stood

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  • Manager claims VAR did not have correct angle to overrule call
  • Lopetegui: ‘The offside doesn’t exist, I’m sorry. It’s impossible’

An unhappy Julen Lopetegui claimed Toti’s late goal that would have knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup should not have been ruled offside, with the Wolves manager claiming his “tactical camera” proved this and that VAR did not have the same angle so could not overrule the original decision.

The third round tie was level at 2-2 when Toti appeared to have scored an 80th-minute winner only for Matheus Nunes, who had taken the initial corner, to be adjudged offside when the ball was returned to him and he crossed. On review VAR retained the original decision due to apparently not having the same angle as Lopetegui viewed, which drew a furious reaction from the Spaniard, who had seen a replay instantly on his tactical camera while seated on the bench.

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Written by Jamie Jackson at Anfield
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/jan/07/julen-lopetegui-tactical-camera-showed-var-mistake-wolves-goal under the title “Julen Lopetegui says ‘tactical camera’ showed Wolves goal should have stood”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.