England legends, Rio Ferdinand and Alan Shearer have reacted to Karim Benzema’s disallowed goal in Real Madrid’s Champions League win over Liverpool.
Benzema thought he had given the Spanish champions the lead shortly before half-time but the offside flag was raised, much to the relief of Liverpool.
Benzema controlled nicely in the box and then took a couple of touches before trying to round Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson Becker.
Benzema lost control of the ball, but Ibrahima Konate and Alisson made a mess of the clearance.
Three players then challenged for the ball and it came back to Benzema who slotted past Alisson.
The linesman raised his flag for offside, but replays showed Fabinho got the last touch before Benzema’s strike.
That appeared to mean VAR would overturn the decision, but Madrid were left disappointed as the referee confirmed the goal was disallowed.
Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand said: “I still don’t understand it. If I am a Real Madrid player, I am going bananas.”
Shearer added on BBC Radio 5 Live: “I can’t work that one out because it looked like it came off Fabinho to reach Benzema.
“It was typical Real Madrid, they do concede chances and if you don’t take them, they punish you with the ability they have upfront.
“The run in behind was exceptional and he could have scored earlier. Liverpool got away with one there.”