CONMEBOL rescinds VAR red card for Cruzeiro's Dede after horror collision with goalkeeper
CONMEBOL says it has canceled a red card given to Cruzeiro defender Dede following a VAR decision in a Copa Libertadores tie against Boca Juniors last week.
South American football's governing body chose to overrule the decision to send off Dede after Paraguayan referee Eber Aquino dismissed him in Buenos Aires following a collision with Esteban Andrada, which led to the goalkeeper breaking his jaw.
After checking with the video assistant referee, Aquino adjudged Dede had deliberately clashed with Andrada, a decision that stunned onlookers.
The Cruzeiro defender will now be allowed to play in the quarterfinal second leg in Belo Horizonte on Oct. 4. Argentinian club Boca won the first match 2-0.