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VIDEO: Behind the scenes of VAR's debut in Spanish football

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Pin Pablo Sarabia was the beneficiary of the first VAR review in Spanish football. DUGOUT
Pablo Sarabia was the beneficiary of the first VAR review in Spanish football. DUGOUT

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of VAR's debut in Spanish football

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VAR was first used in an official game in Spanish football on 12 August 2018, when Barcelona faced Sevilla in the Supercup. Referee Carlos del Cerro Grande had to check with the VAR a possible offside position. This is how that first VAR check was completed.

VAR was used for the first time in Spanish football in August 2018 when Barcelona faced Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup in Tangiers, Morocco. 

The match was played as a one-off tie for the first time and Sevilla thought they had scored after nine minutes, but the flag was up for offside. VAR Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez spotted that Sarabia was not offside and the goal was given. Listen to the audio footage from the first VAR check in Spanish football history in the video above!

Barcelona went on to win the game though as Gerard Pique levelled in the 42nd minute and then Ousmane Dembele won it for the Catalans in the 78th minute.

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