Ever heard of a ‘ghost goal’ in football? No? Then do a Google search of Sulley Muntari’s ghost goal. In a matter of seconds, your screen will fill up with results from a Serie A encounter at the San Siro between AC Milan and Juventus.
Phillipe Mexes headed on target from a corner.
Gigi Buffon parried spectacularly.
Sulley Muntari sent the rebound back towards goal.
Buffon saved again. Or did he?
The match ended one all.
Juventus won the Serie A. A title many believe they wouldn’t have won if Muntari’s goal had stood as replays clearly showed Buffon caught the ball behind the goal line.
This was in 2012. Today, goal-line technology and VAR have made sure such things don’t happen anymore.
But there are arguments for and against the use of such advanced technology in the game.
What are your thoughts on goal-line technology and VAR?
How have they affected you if you are one who places bets on games?
Kindly share your thoughts.