Alvaro Morata has goal taken away from him after VAR review 3 months ago

Alvaro Morata has goal taken away from him after VAR review

New Atletico Madrid signing Alvaro Morata has had two goals taken away from him during Atleti's 2-0 win over Juventus on Wednesday.

Goals from Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin were enough to seal the hosts the victory but it could have been more if Morata's goal had not been disallowed for a foul on Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Morata said before the game that if he scored against Juventus, he would not celebrate out of respect for his former club, but he was denied that opportunity, not once, but twice.

"My first goal with Atletico, I can't not celebrate it," he said. "There [away to Juventus], maybe, out of respect I do not [celebrate], but my first goal in the Atletico shirt will mean a lot to me.

"I could not stand and ask for forgiveness. It's true that there I would respect the fans of Juventus, who are my team in Italy, and I want them to win always, except when they play against us.

"I think that the people of Juventus would understand if I celebrated a goal here in Madrid, and those of Atletico would understand if I did not do it there [in Turin]."