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Champions League: Real Madrid Vs PSG VAR Controversy As Thibaut Courtois Has Red Card Overturned

Real Madrid and Thibaut Courtois were handed a huge VAR reprieve late in the first half of their UEFA Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain

Champions League: Real Madrid Vs PSG VAR Controversy As Thibaut Courtois Has Red Card Overturned
PSG's Kylian Mbappe, second right, attempts a shot at goal in front of Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal, second left, and Real Madrid's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during a Champions League soccer match Group A between Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.
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Champions League: Real Madrid Vs PSG VAR Controversy As Thibaut Courtois Has Red Card Overturned
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2019-11-27T07:49:47+0530

Thibaut Courtois had a red card overturned after VAR controversy reared its head towards the end of the first half of Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain. (More Football News)

The Madrid goalkeeper was given his marching orders for wiping out Maura Icardi as he raced through on goal, with referee Artur Manuel Soares Dias awarding a free-kick despite the incident appearing to take place in the penalty area.

Read: Real Madrid 2-2 Paris Saint-Germain - Report

It seemed VAR was checking to see if a penalty should have been awarded but the review then went back even further in the move to check for a shove on Marcelo by Idrissa Gueye.

Eventually, it was deemed that incident was a foul, leading to Courtois' red being chalked off and Madrid protecting a 1-0 lead they had gained through Karim Benzema.

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