VAR issues during a Serie A match forced officials to confirm a goal via mobile phone.
Referee Maria Sole Ferrieri Caputi briefly interrupted Frosinone’s clash with Monza shortly after the hour mark half for an unknown reason, an interval which allowed players to rehydrate.
Play resumed after a few minutes, although many were left wondering the reason for the impromptu stoppage.
It soon became apparent the issue was VAR-related after Monza doubled their lead in the 45th minute.
A problem in the VAR room initially prevented the use of slow-motion replay.
The on-the-field officials were also unable to communicate with theircounterparts – meaning one of the VAR team had to ring the fourth official and tell the ref that the goal was fine.
The technical problems continued in the second half of the match.
So much so that the stadium announcer went on the tannoy to announce that they were operating without any VAR.
The issue was eventually resolved and the announcer promptly informed fans that thewas once again back in use.
Monza ran out 3-2 winners at the Stadio Benito Stirpe to further Frosinone’s relegation fears.
from Dany Mota, Valentin Carboni and an own goal Matias Soule saw the Biancorossi pick up all three points.
Frosinone are now only five points clear of the drop zone, although they have played a game more than 19th and 20th-placed Empoli and Salernitana.
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Frosinone, meanwhile, travel to the Allianz Stadium on Thursday to take on Juventus in the quarter-final of the Coppa Italia.