Rangers: Images shows potential VAR error in Europa League final

Image for Rangers: Images shows potential VAR error in Europa League final

Rangers suffered Europa League heartbreak on Wednesday night in Seville as Eintracht Frankfurt prevailed on penalties.

However, an image from the coverage of the game in Spain has been posted to Twitter and may suggest the game could have avoided going the distance.

Should this have been a penalty?





TalkSport posted the still image of a coming-together in the Rangers box between Connor Goldson and Frankfurt’s Rafael Borre, with the striker claiming for a spot-kick.

The referee waved away the appeal and there was no intervention from the VAR to change his decision, with the score still tied goalless at 0-0.

Rangers and Frankfurt were evenly matched throughout the game, with possession shared almost equally and the Scottish side edging the shots on target (via SofaScore).

It will go down as a huge disappointment for the Gers to have left Seville without the trophy, but were they fortunate to see the game go all the way to penalties?

TIF Thoughts on the image…

We are unsure how VAR did not intervene and provide the Bundesliga side with an opportunity from the spot to break the deadlock, as it did appear that Goldson had clipped Borre’s ankle.

However, it could be seen as karma coming back to bite Goldson, who was at fault for Frankfurt’s equalising goal as the centre-back allowed the ball to roll past him and into the path of Borre, who put it past Allan McGregor.

Regardless of whether it should have been awarded or not, the chance of the game arguably fell to Ryan Kent in the dying minutes of extra time, which could have avoided the lottery which penalty shootouts bring.

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