Gianluigi Buffon: Video review being overused in Serie A says Juventus keeper

Genoa score penalty
Andrej Galabinov put Genoa 2-0 up with a penalty before Juventus came back, with Paulo Dybala scoring a penalty in a hat-trick

Gianluigi Buffon thinks Serie A referees are overusing the video assistant referee system after Juventus conceded a penalty using the method for the second game in a row.

The Italian top flight is one of the leagues trialling VAR this season.

Juve beat Genoa 4-2 on Saturday with both sides having penalties awarded following video consultation.

"They are overusing it and making mistakes. I don't like it this way, it's not good," keeper Buffon said.

"It's something which, if used sparingly, could give us excellent results and be a good thing for football.

"In this way, we won't know the real value of a referee. If everyone was a little calmer and more objective, and accepted mistakes, we would accept results with more humanity.

"Another thing is that in football, it's not a penalty every time there is contact. You can't stop the game every three minutes - it makes it like water polo."

Juve also conceded a penalty to Cagliari on the opening day using VAR, although Buffon saved it in a 3-0 win.

Coach Massimiliano Allegri is also unimpressed.

"Another thing is that the matches become very long and we don't know when they're going to finish," he said.

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