CHELSEA were heartbroken after VAR cruelly ruled out Marcos Alonso’s batting attempt.
3-1 down from the first leg at Stamford Bridge blues hosted a Champions League masterclass at the Bernabeu as Mason Mount and Antonio Rudiger scored early in each half to level the tie overall.
Thomas Tuchel and Co were then in dreamland Alonso smashed their third home.
But VAR left them shaken and furious after claiming the Spaniard handled the ball on a huge reprieve under build-up real Madrid.
N’Golo Kante had the ball collected in the middle of the park before spraying the ball wide to an angry Alonso down the left.
The full-back’s first attempt was blocked by Dani Carvajal.
But when the ball bounced off Carvajal, it bounced off Alonso’s hip, brushing his hand.
The Chelsea star hammered the ball into the top corner with his weaker right foot before charging to celebrate – only to remain stunned.
Alonso had split seconds to get his hand out of the way and certainly didn’t appear to have his arm in an “unnatural position” as required by the law.
Despite this, the goal was deemed illegal and the score was reset to 2-0 – with the tie still standing at an even 3-3 aggregate score.
As Chelsea tried to rally and continue their attack, fans took to Twitter to vent their anger.
One tweeted: “Somebody explain why VAR denied that Alonso Goal.”
Another ranted: “GET VAR OUT OF FOOTBALL.”
A third added: “The disallowed goal for Alonso is an absolute farce… the Real players have never applied for a handball.
“If that’s what we’ve reduced to the games dead and buried VAR.”
But the agony turned to ecstasy moments later when Timo Werner made it 3-0.
The German sliced in from the left and flicked the ball past ex-Blues stopper Thibaut Courtois to put his side within reach of the Champions League semi-finals.
Real looked dead and buried only to witness another twist in history as Rodrygo scored from scratch to once again equal the four-man draw.
The Brazilian scored a superb Luka Modric with his first touch after replacing Casemiro with a bold move from Carlo Ancelotti.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18247952/chelsea-marcos-alonso-goal-var-controversy-real-madrid/ Watch Chelsea go furious when Marcos Alonso’s goal was ruled out for handball in a controversial VAR decision