After 5 years of waiting, the Women’s MX League live your first Liguilla with VAR. The Apertura 2022 tournament and others before it have suffered with a fairly low level in the arbitration, so immediate results were expected in the quarterfinals; this tool has already been used and the balance is not entirely positive.
The revisions came in the four first leg games that were played at the Azteca Stadium, Hidalgo, Nemesio Diez and Caliente. We already had the first corrections in terms of penalties awarded and even goals disallowed due to misplacement or previous fouls.
But how well did those responsible for VAR go? The critics did not wait in social networks for some decisions, while others were validated by experts and fans.
The successes of VAR in its introduction to the Liga MX Femenil
The first play that revised the VAR in the Liga MX Femenil was presented in the Cruz Azul vs. Chivas. The duel was complicated for the current champions; however, they managed to make a minimal difference to return home with some peace of mind for the return leg.
Before, Karen Hernandez signaled a penalty in favor of La Maquina for an alleged foul by Blanca Félix on Diana García. The repetitions were forceful in showing that this did not exist and the VAR assistants called the central referee, who corrected his decision.
Las Tuzas received Rayadas in search of revenge for their first Liga MX Femenil title and consummated a great comeback. Even so, the VAR annulled a goal to Charlyn Corral out of place that in the repetitions was quite clear.
And to close the day with first leg matches, Tijuana vs. America arrived. About half an hour into the game, Lizzet Amairany Garcia had signaled a penalty in favor of America. Vanessa Sánchez’s sweep of Scarlett Camberos raised doubts, but the contact did not represent a foul and was corrected with the VAR.
The plays that left doubt and criticism of arbitration
Tigres is the winningest team in the Liga MX Femenil and takes advantage of its superiority in a matter of minutes. The first leg match against Toluca was no exception, as they thrashed 4-0; nevertheless, Las Diablas had scored a goal that for many was legitimate and shortened distances.
Out of place? We leave you the play so you can judge it.
Just as there were good decisions in Tijuana, doubts came to the disallow a goal against Scarlett Camberos. The argument of the fans in social networks was that the contact was similar to the penalty play and in this case it was pointed out, for which the unification of criteria in the Liga MX Femenil is already requested.
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