Sport VAR set for more criticism after fiasco in Mainz-Freiburg clash

03:15  17 april  2018
03:15  17 april  2018 Source:   MSN

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Freiburg vs Mainz 05 German Bundesliga Date: Saturday, 8th April 2017 Kick off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET Venue: Schwarzwald-Stadion. Freiburg . Christian Streich was furious with his players after they allowed as many as five goals in the weekend’s loss to Werder Bremen on the home court.

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a man holding a microphone© Provided by VAR confusion reigned in the Bundesliga on Monday evening as Mainz and Freiburg players had to be recalled from the half-time break after a penalty was belatedly awarded.

Referee Guido Winkmann blew his whistle to signal the end of the opening 45 minutes of the match, with players from both sides leaving the pitch for the interval.

But a VAR intervention saw Winkmann call the players back from the dressing rooms after a handball by Freiburg defender Marc-Oliver Kempf was spotted on video replays.

After a lengthy delay, Pablo De Blasis stepped up to take the spot-kick for Mainz, beating Alexander Schwolow in the seventh minute of stoppage time to open the scoring for his side.

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This Bundesliga meeting is set to start at 18:30 GMT. If you are interested in more Head-to-Head data and league statistics for each team, we recommend checking the Mainz 05 vs Freiburg H2H page.

The suggested prediction and betting tip in this football match between Mainz and Freiburg is HOME WIN for Mainz . The league competition in which Mainz and Freiburg are playing is Germany - Bundesliga. Football Teams: Mainz v Freiburg .

Supporters also forced the game to be paused by throwing rolls of toilet paper on to the pitch as a protest against the Bundesliga's introduction of matches on Monday nights.

Premier League clubs have voted against introducing VAR technology for next season, preferring to continue with tests.

La Liga, however, has opted to bring in VAR for 2018-19, while lawmakers have given the green light for video replays to be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

More: We're behind the rest of the world – Wenger rues VAR vote after Newcastle loss | VAR might be useful - Bernardo Silva offers advice to UEFA | Juventus president calls for VAR after accusing referees of bias against Italian clubs | Premier League clubs vote against use of VAR for 2018-19

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