Here's why Mbappe's controversial goal against Spain was not flash offside |

Here’s why Mbappe’s controversial goal against Spain was not flash offside

Here's why Mbappe's controversial goal was not flash offside

Here’s why Mbappe’s controversial goal against Spain was not flash offside

Here's why Mbappe's controversial goal was not flash offside

France defeated Spain 2-1 in the final of the Nations League with a late goal from Kylian Mbappe

One which was scored after Theo Hernandez played a pass to the offside PSG forward.

However, the goal stood because Eric Garcia allegedly went to play the ball.

On the way towards Mbappe, Garcia touched the ball

Referee Anthony Taylor believed this established a new phase of play.

That’s what he explained to the Spain players, as revealed by Sergio Busquets after the final whistle.

“Mbappe was offside, but the referee said that Eric went for the ball and that this started a new phase,” Busquets told RTVE.

“That makes no sense, though. He went to try to cut the ball out because Mbappe was there”

“He assumed Mbappe was onside, so he did what any defender would have done in trying to cut it out.”

Why was there no offside line for Mbappe’s goal?

MARCA’s refereeing expert Alfonso Perez Burrull didn’t understand the decision either

However, questioned why the UEFA broadcast didn’t show an offside line to make it clear

that Mbappe was ahead of the last defender when the pass was initially played.

“What’s incredible is that they didn’t trace a line when he seems to be in an offside position,”

the former referee said on Radio MARCA during the match.

“Mbappe interferes with play and is offside. That’s true even with a touch from the Spaniard.”

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