By 90Min
February 21, 2019

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has jokingly admitted VAR will 'one day give a goal' to Alvaro Morata, after the Spanish striker had a goal chalked off for the second successive home game.

The Chelsea forward joined the club on-loan in January and fell victim of VAR during Atletico's fiery 3-1 derby defeat at the hands of Real Madrid two weeks ago. 

Lightning struck twice on Wednesday as he again had a header ruled out against Juventus, leaving Morata still searching for his first goal since returning to his native Spain.

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Morata's international team mate Koke did not pass up the opportunity to poke some fun at his new colleague, saying 'one day' VAR will come to the aid of the ex-Real frontman following his bad luck with the new technology: 

"In the end, the VAR will one day give Morata a goal. He has now scored two goals that have been cancelled," the midfielder joked following the Champions League win, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.

During a tight affair against the Serie A champions, Morata thought he had given his side the lead after 71 minutes. However, Atletico overcame their disappointment at the decision and still managed to net two late goals courtesy of Uruguayan centre-backs Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin, putting them in a pole position to reach the quarter-finals.

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Koke also commented on the 'very difficult' win, but was cautious regarding the second-leg -despite the two goal advantage - as he believes Juventus are 'one of the best teams in the world'.

 

"It has been a very difficult game and very close, especially in the first half. In the second [half] we had more chances. We are going with a great result and we hope that we will play a perfect match there, because we're playing against one of the best teams in the world in Turin," he added. 

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