Porto denied late penalty after referee uses phone to call VAR official
A top flight game in Portugal ended in chaos after the referee used a mobile phone to contact VAR official before ruling overturning a penalty decision.
Porto were trailing Arouca in the 90th minute when referee Miguel Nogueira awarded the home side a penalty. However Nogueira was then called over the pitchside monitor by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to re-examine the decision.
The on-field referee attempted to discuss the penalty with the VAR official but he was unable to communicate using his earpiece. With the game paused, pending the final decision, Nogueira was given a mobile phone to contact the VAR team.