In the 35th minute of tonight’s Europa League semi-final between Villarreal and Arsenal, the Gunners saw a seemingly infallible comeback in the game blocked by a VAR review.
Referee Artur Soares Dias first pointed to where Juan Foyth, on loan from Tottenham, helped the wrong North London side by hacking Nicolas Pepe.
Dias used the pitchside VAR monitor to review the incident and noticed Pepe handling the ball as the threatening pass went over the top.
The penalty was later overturned, along with the yellow card to Foyth overturned. The versatile defender was absolutely relieved as he spoke to the referee, as he was still beaming with delight when the camera swung back to his face as he walked away.
Foyth was certainly in the action tonight, having been the man to maraud for Villarreal, playing a big part in creating their first goal against the Gunners.
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Villarreal eventually held on to a 2-1 victory after both sides saw a man sent off, with the tide actually turning in Arsenal’s favor in the closing stages of the game.