VAR is a system implemented in world football to assist referees in controversial actions such as penalties, red cards, offsides and ghost goals. In LaLiga it has been used since the 2018/19 season and it has already given rise to many controversies and also to achieve a statistical balance between its use, such as the number of penalties imposed.
Which teams have taken the most penalties in LaLiga since VAR was used?
The team that has won the most penalties since the 2018/19 season when the video arbitration system came into effect is Real Madrid with a total of 43 and he is also the one who has scored the most with 36 goals from the penalty spot.
The whites are followed on the list by Villarreal, Valencia and Real Sociedad with 40 favorable maximum penalties. It is striking that the other major of Spanish football such as Barcelona is eighth with 31 penalties in their favor, 12 less than the meringues. In terms of success, those that stand out the most are Espanyol, who scored the 16 whistled and Sevilla who have scored 21 out of 24.
For his part, the Nervión team itself and Atlético de Madrid stand out as the teams that have received the fewest penalties since VAR was introduced. Of the teams that have spent the five seasons with this arbitration system in LaLiga, Simeone’s team is the one that has taken the fewest penalties with 24, the same as Sánchez-Pizjuán’s team.
In fact, there are teams that have played one of these years in the Second Division and have taken more penalties than Sevilla and mattress supporters like Levante, Eibar or Osasuna.
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