Just before Lionel Messi took the penalty which was saved, Marco Verratti was inside the D. He then had a direct impact as he cleared the rebound after the keeper had saved the spot kick. The VAR should have ordered a retake.
There was controversy at the Parc des Princes. In the first half of PSG versus Barca, Barca dominated, but PSG took the lead through an Mbappe penalty.
🚨 ¡Polémica con el penalti de Messi! Verrati entró dentro del semicírculo del área sin respetar la distancia con el lanzador. pic.twitter.com/QXAaBtWYX6
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Barca levelled moments later after a superb Messi strike from distance, but then he saw a penalty saved onto the bar just before half-time which would have made it 1-2.
The spot kick should have been retaken as Marco Verratti was inside the D when Messi took the spot kick and the Italian touched the ball with his head after Keylor Navas had saved the penalty.
As he had a direct influence on the play, the penalty should have been retaken. VAR Stuart Attwell checked the penalty, but did not order a retake. It was 1-1 at that point and that is how it finished.