Saturday evening on the occasion of the 25th day of the Portuguese championship, Simon Banza, former RC Lens player, scored a superb return for Braga, but his goal was refused for an offside position before his action. So far nothing really new since the introduction of video assistance, but one detail has changed everything for the overall experience, whether for players, supporters or coaches. Fabio Verissimo, the main referee in charge of this Rio Ave – Braga match, explained on the microphone to the entire stadium the reason for the cancellation of Simon Banza’s magnificent acrobatic gesture.

In a mixture of whistles from those who did not agree, and applause from those convinced of this novelty, the game resumed. This is an unprecedented innovation, and the next day Benfica was denied a penalty which was again argued by the official of the match opposing them to Estoril (3-1). The Portuguese Liga wants to be the precursor of this progress, which could do good in other competitions.

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