Morata relapses in his nightmare with the VAR and the offside

Álvaro Morata is in a state of grace on his return to Juventus but still denied with the VAR. Such is his gaffe with video refereeing and offside that he has five goals canceled in a row. The last three against Barcelona in the Champions League. The VAR already took him down the street of bitterness in his stage as an athletic man and now he runs into him again in Serie A and in Europe. Wherever he goes, he chases him. It is what it has to always live on the edge of the offside, which sometimes plays tricks on him.

With Juventus in the league he has had to savor, twice, the bittersweet sensation of celebrating a goal and seeing how the VAR canceled the goal by a few millimeters. Four points that flew out of Juventus' bag, as the Turinese collected two draws in their matches. ANDl last weekend (1-1, with Hellas Verona in Turin) and on matchday four another 1-1, on his visit to Crotone. Plus his ghost hat-trick against Neto in the Champions League.

The Spanish attacker, who has rediscovered his best feelings as a bianconero, and is replacing with goals the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Juventus goal bears his name. Morata has scored 3 goals, in five games. A good figure, which could be a lot better if it weren't for his curse with video refereeing.

The VAR already made him bitter at Atlético

Already in his time at Atlético de Madrid he lived a love-hate story with the VAR. In up to four plays, the video refereeing intervened to annul a goal for an illegal position. Against Betis, after confinement, it was the last time as a rojiblanco that the VAR rectification prevented him from celebrating the goal. The others'triggers' they were against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League; before him Real Madrid in a derby, after a great action against Courtois. The first was curiously against his current team Juventus in the round of 16 of the 2018-2019 Champions League.

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He was only satisfied when the VAR allowed him to repeat a maximum penalty against Mallorca, after missing the first pitch. “I did not expect such a joy from the VAR.” A help, what it does not alleviate that negative balance accumulated by the Spanish international with the VAR and the offside. His curse is still more valid than ever (As Mister Chip points out, Morata has 11 goals canceled in 2020 by video refereeing). Juventus-Barça has signed another chapter.