Sydney FC were denied the opening goal in the A-League grand final against Perth Glory after VAR failed to overturn an offside call.
Michael Zullo was adjudged to have been offside in the 28th minute when he played in a ball that was bundled home by Matthew Spiranovic under pressure from Adam Le Fondre.
Resulting replays however suggested Zullo was onside but VAR ultimately decided a clear and obvious error wasn't made and didn't overturn the decision to disallow the goal.
That non-call leaving even those not supporting the Sky Blues shocked as VAR once again makes headlines in an A-League grand final.
As much as I hate Sydney, that should stand, awful VAR decision.#ALeagueGF— Dale Stevens (@Sui1977) May 19, 2019
What?? Where was the offside. Why’s VAR gotta be like this. #ALeagueGF— Shabab Hossain (@ShababHossain13) May 19, 2019
Two years in a row the #aleagueGF has had questionable VAR decisions.— Neil Sherwin (@neilsherwin) May 19, 2019
I’ve got no idea why we even have VAR #AleagueGF— David Zdrilic (@Zdrila) May 19, 2019
Might as well scrap VAR and save the money.— 💧Colin (@ColinThomas1951) May 19, 2019
Total farce if you can’t overturn that.#ALeagueGF
Feel like they may have rushed the offside verification... first replay looked off (cut in grass - Zullo)... but then came the line - its a massive call - and should have taken 2 minutes if required. #ALeagueGF #blooper #shocker— Brenton Speed (@BrentonSpeed) May 19, 2019
Last year's A-League grand final saw a VAR malfunction ensure Kosta Barbarouses' winning goal stand despite the Melbourne Victory striker being offside.
Sydney FC coach Steve Corica shown a yellow card after protesting this latest VAR incident.