The SAOT, technical name of the new system, was used in the game Borussia Dortmund vs. Copenhagen.

Borussia Dortmund started their Champions League run with a home win against Copenhagen, who he defeated 3-0 this Tuesday, in a match in which the automated VAR was the protagonist.

Captain Marco Reus opened the scoring (35) and the Portuguese Raphael Guerreiro (42) widened the gap before the break, sentencing the young Englishman Jude Bellingham (83) in the final stretch.

With the victory, Dortmund shares leadership of group D with Manchester City, who thrashed 4-0 on their visit to Sevilla.

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This was the game in which the SAOT was put into operation

In a Westfalenstadion filled with 81,000 people, the aurinegros fans started with a scare when the Brazilian Zeca crashed a shot into the wood as soon as the match began duel (1) and minutes later they saw how one of their best men, the Belgian Thorgan Hazard retired injured (22).

But they were practically the only minutes of the entire match in which Dortmund were surprised, since the local dominance was overwhelming and they got the prize when Reus finished off a pass from Julian Brandt (35) with his left foot.

To leave no room for possible surprises, Dortmund scored the second before the break, in a wall between Guerreiro and Giovanni Reyna that the Portuguese side culminated with another left foot (42).

Dortmund had several occasions in the second half to sentence, the clearest of which was an unopposed shot by Youssoufa Moukoko that the 17-year-old striker sent wide (81).

Two minutes later, the German team would sentence the umpteenth steal of the ball and subsequent counterattack, which ended with Reyna's low cross and Bellingham's shot into the net from the penalty spot.

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Copenhagen woke up in the end and even scored the honorable goal, but it was ruled out for offside by Rasmus Falk Jensen (89), detected by the new semi-automatic system.

SAOT (acronym in English for semi-automatic VAR) had already acted earlier, in the match that Chelsea lost against Dinamo Zagreb.

The first day of the Champions League group stage will continue this Wednesday, with eight games, among which the duel between Inter and Bayern Munich stands out.
With AFP

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