Referee shows Dynamo Kiev player second yellow card – then reverses his decision

Anthony Taylor showed Dynamo Kiev midfielder Denys Garmash a second yellow card during their Champions League clash with Benfica – then realised that he hadn’t booked him.

The moment occurred in the 82nd minute of the match, with the scores still locked at 0-0.

Garmash committed a foul on Benfica midfielder Joao Mario, who immediately went to ground.

Taylor then walked over and showed Garmash a second yellow card. He then brandished the red card to indicate his removal from the match.

Confusion, however, soon surrounded the decision. Taylor had booked two Dynamo Kiev players during the match – but neither one of them was Garmash.

After being surrounded by a number of players from the Ukrainian side, the English referee quickly realised his mistake and showed the midfielder a first yellow card instead.

In all fairness, both parties appeared to see the light-hearted side of things in the immediate aftermath.

Garmash was able to finish the remaining eight minutes without picking up another yellow card – meaning he avoided the potential possibility of being shown a red card twice in one game.

Kiev denied late winner by VAR

The game eventually ended 0-0, with Kiev denied a late winner by VAR.

Garmash played an instrumental part in the move, providing an inch-perfect assist for Mykola Shaparenko to lash the ball beyond Odysseas Vlachodimos from close range.

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However, VAR deemed there to be an offside infringement in the build-up. The goal was thus ruled out.

With Bayern Munich defeating Barcelona in the other game in Group E, Benfica and Dynamo Kiev sit second and third respectively after matchday one.

Kiev travel to the Allianz Arena for matchday two to take on Bayern on September 29. Benfica, meanwhile, host Barcelona at the Estadio da Luz.

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