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VAR would have changed Barcelona v Alaves game, says Tebas

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La Liga chief Javier Tebas said in an interview with reporters that VAR could have changed the Barcelona vs. Alaves match on Sunday. He also confirmed that VAR would be coming next year to the league.

Alaves were frustated after the game that a late handball appeal on Samuel Umtiti was unsuccessful, and there were also complaints about an offside before Lionel Messi’s free kick winner.

Meanwhile, Luis Suarez has said he should have been given a penalty in the first half and Tebas said VAR would have changed the game.

“Next season there will be VAR,” he said.

”We are doing our best and we will ensure it arrives on time.

”With the VAR, some moments in the Barcelona and Alaves game, for example, would’ve changed.”

Javier Tebas | Source

VAR will be a fascinating addition to La Liga, particularly as there have been so many high-profile controversial incidents in recent season.

Side note, in the same interview Tebas said that he would like Neymar to return to Spain eventually.

“I would like Neymar to return to Spanish football yes,”

Javier Tebas | Source

So there’s that, take it as you will.