Porto moved on to the Champions League quarterfinal after beating Roma 4-3 on aggregate.
Another Champions League match. Another controversial VAR decision.
Porto moved on to the Champions League quarterfinals after beating Roma 4-3 on aggregate after extra time in the second leg of the round of 16 on Wednesday at Estadio do Dragao.
Manchester United had already moved past Paris Saint-Germain thanks to a controversial VAR call earlier Wednesday.
In the 117th minute of the Porto-Roma contest, Alessandro Florenzi tugged the shirt of Fernando in the penalty area and referee Cuneyt Cakir decided to look at the video to see if it was worth of a penalty.
The decision after the review was to give Porto a penalty kick. Alex Telles scored, putting Porto ahead 3–1 in the match and 4-3 on aggregate and dumping last season's semifinalist out of the competition
VAR was also called upon after that, nearly gifting Roma a chance to pull even in stoppage time of extra time after Moussa Marega appeared to clip the heel of an opponent, but no penalty was given.
Porto wound up going through, joining Man United, Tottenham and Ajax.
The round of 16 finishes next week, with four remaining contests: Bayern Munich-Liverpool, Lyon-Barcelona, Man City-Schalke and Juventus-Atletico Madrid.