Knocked-out Moreirense goalkeeper discovers in post-match interview that VAR saved his clean sheet

Relegation-threatened Moreirense are battling for their lives in Portugal's Primeira Liga, and hosted leaders Porto on Tuesday night.

To their credit, they held out deep, deep into stoppage time – only for Abdul Waris to scramble in a winner with effectively the last kick of the game... and knock out home goalkeeper Jhonatan in the process.

Well, that's what everyone thought anyway. After a weekend of repeated vilification (in England at least), the VAR got to play hero, deeming Waris to have been offside, ruling out the goal and handing Moreirense a precious point.

Not that Jhonatan was aware, though. DIzzy and beaten, he stumbled into the post-game interview, equipped with all the usual platitudes after defeat – only to be found out there and then about VAR's intervention.

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Really, this is just an inversion of that notorious Geoff Shreeves/Branislav Ivanovic "conversation" a few years ago...

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Seb Stafford-Bloor is a football writer at Tifo Football and member of the Football Writers' Association. He was formerly a regularly columnist for the FourFourTwo website, covering all aspects of the game, including tactical analysis, reaction pieces, longer-term trends and critiquing the increasingly shady business of football's financial side and authorities' decision-making.