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      12.04.2018 00:17 - in: Champions League S

      Andrea Agnelli: "VAR must be used in UEFA competitions"

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      "We should consider changing the person in charge of appointing the referees after a period of time – we have to avoid the kind of incidents that have happened to us, AC Milan, Lazio and Roma," said the Juventus president

      Andrea Agnelli spoke to the media following Juventus’ elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid on Wednesday night. 

      "At the end of a night like this it’s important to stay calm and analyse the situation in the correct manner," said the Juventus president. "Many football associations have already implemented VAR, and given that we have the technology, it needs to be made use of as soon as possible and adequate training must be provided.

      "This is because incidents like tonight’s determine not only the result of a match, but also the outcome of a tie – and we would probably have richly deserved to qualify tonight. As I’ve said, we have the technology to avoid these mistakes and I’m sure that the referee tonight will be the most disappointed person of all when he watches the footage back. However, everybody involved needs to be properly prepared on a night like this, just as we proved ourselves to be out on the pitch.

      "Perhaps we should also consider changing the person in charge of appointing the referees after a certain number of years, in order to avoid incidents like those that have occurred in Europe not just involving us, but also involving AC Milan, Roma and Lazio.

      "Going back to the game, we are left with the performance the players put in and the awareness that it’s different in Europe. You can win any game, as we’ve shown tonight, as Roma did last night and as Barcelona did last year. 

      "Good luck to Roma and Lazio for the rest of their European adventures. They are Italian teams and we have to hope that they keep progressing."

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