El Clasico: Here is why La Liga does not use goal-line technology


The El Classico match between Real Madrid and Barcelona that took place at the Santiago Bernabeu in the Spanish La Liga has become a hot topic of discussion among football fans worldwide.

The game was filled with excitement and kept the audience engaged from start to finish. However, the most talked-about moment of the match was when Lamine Yamal appeared to have scored a goal, but it was not counted as the ball was judged to have not completely crossed the goal line.

Many people have raised questions regarding the referee's decision to use VAR instead of goal line technology, which is used in other major European leagues.

Here's a brief summary of what happened in the El Clasico:

Barcelona took an early lead with a goal from Andreas Christensen in the sixth minute, but Real Madrid managed to equalize with a penalty from Vinicius Jr. Later in the first half, Barcelona had a goal disallowed as Lamine Yamal's flick-on from the near post seemed to have crossed the goal line before being cleared by Real Madrid goalkeeper Andrey Lunin.

Unlike other major European leagues like the Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A, and Eredivisie, La Liga has not implemented goal-line technology.

Instead, officials rely solely on VAR for goal-line decisions. Reportedly, President Javier Tebas refused to invest the £2.6 million ($3.2 million) required to implement the technology, believing that VAR is sufficient for resolving any incident.