semi-automatic offside technology (SAOT) will be introduced in European club competition for the first time in next week’s Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt in Helsinki, European football’s governing body said on Wednesday.
SAOT will also be used from group stage in the coming time Champions League season, UEFA said.
“UEFA is constantly looking for new technical solutions to improve the game and support the work of referees,” UEFA Chief Referee Officer Roberto Rossetti said in a statement.
“This innovative system will allow VAR teams to determine offside positions quicker and more accurately, increasing the flow of play and consistency of decisions.”
The Super Cup game takes place on 10 August.