The Frenchman seems offside on Theo Hernandez’s pass, but the deviation is interpreted as being played and therefore “heals” Kylian’s position
The decisive episode of the final is decided by the Var, the English referee Stuart Attwell, 39, international since 2009. The 80th confirms the decision taken on the field by the British colleague Anthony Taylor, the 2-1 of Kylian Mbappé: the French seems to be offside on Theo Hernandez’s through, but the pass is touched by Garcia. The Spaniard’s touch is interpreted as played and therefore “heals” Mbappé’s position, considered irrelevant in Garcia’s defensive intervention.
In the first half, a cross from Rodri ends up on Koundé’s right arm, the one “behind” with respect to the position of the body: the referee lets it go, a decision on the limit because the arm is actually wide. In the second half, hard contact in the French area between Tchouaméni and Gavi, but he gets up without protest and also the images comfort Taylor’s decision not to whistle anything.
October 10, 2021 (change October 10, 2021 | 23:28)
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