Against Atalanta in Matchday 16, Lazio had an extra minute goal disallowed after several minutes of consultation with the VAR. Francesco Acerbi was deemed a millimeter offside that left more than a few doubts for Laziali and football fans worldwide. To express his feelings about the close call, Atalanta wing-back Marten De Roon.
“Without VAR, nobody would have seen the offside on Lazio’s goal and we would not have taken the three points. When it intervenes, you can not help but wait and hope, even if it is not always used on dubious episodes”, were his words to the reporters present at today’s meeting at the Atalanta Store in the center of Bergamo.