News – AU – Sydney FC’s Corica slams the late VAR without a call


Sydney FC coach Steve Corica has made a VAR undecision on his side’s loss to Melbourne City late penalty as they pushed for a comeback

The Sky Blues faced their worst defeat in almost five years and dominated the last 20 minutes of the clash on Tuesday evening at AAMI Park with goals against Patrick Wood and Milos Ninkovic

They had a chance to tie on three in the last few moments, but City held onto their third win of the season to ease pressure on new coach Patrick Kisnorbo

Corica admitted the reigning champions were pitted for most of the big final second leg, but he got dirty with the video assistant referee

“In the end, we probably could have had a point because I’m not sure what VAR saw,” Corica said

“I know what I’ve seen in the last few minutes – it was handball and we could probably have stolen a point

Corica’s comments stem from the VAR controversy last Friday night following Adelaide United’s 3-2 win over Central Coast All goals of the Reds went back to penalties

City talisman Jamie Maclaren, who starred with two goals against Sydney FC, criticized the VAR in an interview with ABC Radio last weekend, saying it was “killing our game”

While Corica was upset about the no-call Tuesday, he said his team got what it deserved to produce a lackluster first half

City were racing after a 16-day hiatus while the Sky Blues backed down after Saturday’s goalless draw with Brisbane

“It was pretty much all of our boys who looked sluggish in the first half,” said Corica

“We want to play games and we have to deal with them After two days we have to turn around several times””

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News – AU – Sydney FC’s Corica slams late VAR without a call