Referee expert says it is right to bring play back for foul on Marcelo

Juan Andujar Oliver, MARCA’s referee expert, has insisted that Artur Dias made the right decision to bring play back for a foul on Marcelo, when Paris Saint-Germain were originally awarded a freekick.

Thibaut Courtois was penalised by the referee for bringing down Mauro Icardi and was subsequently sent off.

After consulting VAR, Dias changed his mind and instead gave a freekick for Real Madrid for a foul by Idrissa Gueye on Marcelo earlier in the move.

As a result, Courtois’ red card was rescinded.

“[It’s] the right decision,” Andujar Oliver told Radio MARCA.

“The foul on Icardi had to be a penalty and a yellow card but the referee saw the previous foul on Marcelo thanks to VAR.”