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Dinamo Zagreb boss Nenad Bjelica left furious with VARafter Shakhtar Donetsk earn draw

‘VAR is a piece of s***… it’s a pure circus and it doesn’t help at all’: Dinamo Zagreb boss Nenad Bjelica left furious after Shakhtar Donetsk handed penalty to earn last-gasp draw in Champions League

  • Shakhtar Donetsk came from 3-1 behind at the death to draw 3-3 on Wednesday
  • Tete slotted home the equaliser from the penalty spot after a lengthy VAR review
  • A VAR review deemed Kevin Theophile-Catherine to have fouled Andriy Pyatov

Dinamo Zagreb Nenad Bjelica boss has blasted the introduction of VAR following their frustrating draw to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Zagreb let a two-goal lead slip to draw 3-3 during injury-time in the Champions League on Wednesday night, with the leveller coming after a lengthy VAR review.

And following the final whistle, the Zagreb manager ripped into VAR, claiming it is spoiling the game.

Dinamo Zagreb boss Nenad Bjelica has blasted VAR following the draw vs Shakhtar Donetsk

He blasted: ‘I don’t want to see what VAR did to us. VAR is a piece of s***! Kills emotions, kills the game! It’s a circus that doesn’t help us at all! 

‘Look at England, look at Italy, look what’s going on there! I am absolutely against it! – shouted in an interview with the media Bjelica, who disagreed with the referee and believed that guests should not have the opportunity to equalize.’

Donetsk came from 3-1 behind to draw 3-3 in Zagreb right at the death. Junior Moraes gave them hope with a header three minutes into added time. 

That set the stage for Tete to slot home from the penalty spot after a VAR review deemed Kevin Theophile-Catherine to have fouled Andriy Pyatov, who had come forward for a corner. 

Tete scored from the penalty spot to equalise at the death after a lengthy VAR review

Tete scored from the penalty spot to equalise at the death after a lengthy VAR review

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