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Why VAR & Referee Did Not Cancel The Controversial Offside Goal Against Manchester United

Old Trafford hosted the match between Manchester United and Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League on the third day of the competition. The Red Devils rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat their opponents by a score of 3:2.

A contentious offside goal gave the visitors an early advantage in the game after only 15 minutes of action. The Atalanta fans were under the impression that the goal would be canceled following review, but the goal was awarded to them.

The red devils came out in the second half with high expectations of winning the match. However, they were disappointed. With their goals, Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire brought the game back to level terms, before Cristiano Ronaldo struck the game-winning goal for the Red Devils with 81 minutes remaining.

With the decision to uphold Mario Pasalic's goal, the fans were upset with the decision of the video assistance referee. Having passed the ball into the 18-yard box, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof were caught out by Mario Pasalic who raced ahead of them to score the winning goal.

As a result, the choices made by the video assistant referee were 100 percent right because the ball had already passed Mario Pasalic by the time Davide Zappacosta crossed it. There is no offside because the ball was in front of the striker's feet.

It was quite difficult for the supporters to comprehend the decision made by the center referee, but Cristiano Ronaldo's late winning goal changed the course of events.

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