It was the right decision to cancel the Ajax' first goal against Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League ottendedelsfinale in Amsterdam.
It says dommerchefen for The union of European Football associations (UEFA), Roberto Rosetti, in a press release, in which he examines all the relevant events from the week that passed.
Several of the Ajax players was, however, after the match out with harsh criticism of the order.
In the 38. minutes pandede Nicolás Tagliafico ball into the goal, and Ajax shouted, before referee Damir Skomina ran towards the sidelines and watched the sequence through again with WAS (The Assistant Referee).
Skomina cancelled then the goal for offside, because the Dusan Tadic in the sequence was too far forward and interfering with the Real-goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to come forward.
- the Judge so that the Ajax player was in offide position and prevented the goalkeeper to reach the ball, as the ball was headet. It is in line with the protocol, and the goal was correctly canceled, and an indirect free kick was given, says Roberto Rosetti.
the Spectators at the Amsterdam Arena was frustrated by Damir Skomina spent several minutes to see the incident through.
But the most important thing is, that the judgment was correct, believes Roberto Rosetti.
- Precision is more important than speed. Regardless of what it's all about being as efficient as possible, and we will try to improve ourselves in the future.
- But you have to remember that it was a really complex situation, where WAS the need to check for two possible offsidekendelser, says Uefas dommerchef.
Real Madrid won the match 2-1 and thus have the best starting point before managed a 5. march.