Barcelona won perfect points after a narrow 1-0 win over Real Sociedad. After the match, Blaugrana’s coach, Quique Setien, admitted that his team won because it was assisted by Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
Entertaining Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou stadium on Saturday (03/07/2020) local time, Barcelona had a deadlock to score before finally getting a penalty prize. At that time a penalty was given after defender Robin Le Normand touched the ball with his hand.
Referee Juan Martinez, who led the match at first, was not aware of handball. After being assisted by VAR, the Blaugrana finally got a penalty that was successfully carried by Lionel Messi.
‘We won thanks to VAR. I did not see it (handball) from the bench, because I was quite far from there,’ Quique Setien was quoted as saying Marca, Sunday (03/08/2020).
Despite narrow wins, the victory makes Barcelona top the Spanish league standings. They are 58 points ahead, two points ahead of Los Blancos, who only compete in the early hours of the morning.