VAR decision affects Dutch Super Cup, Feyenoord victorious


Vitesse Arnhem equalized in the second stanza during Saturday’s Dutch Super Cup match against Feyenoord, but there was a bit of controversy surrounding the sequence that led to the goal.

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Alexander Büttner converted from the penalty spot in the 58th minute to level things up for the reigning Dutch Cup champions, but video replay came into play moments earlier to help decide the call.

Vitesse attacker Karim El Ahmadi looked to have been taken down inside the penalty area during the 55th minute, however, the referee waved play on initially.

From there, Feyenoord went on the counterattack and scored a goal of their own on the opposite end through Nicolai Jorgensen, making the match 2-0.

After video replay showed a foul inside the penalty area committed on Al Ahmadi, the referee pointed to the spot.

Feyenoord went on to win the match on penalty kicks after the fixture finished level at 1-1 during regulation.