Walid Soliman scored two VAR penalties to give Egypt's Al Ahly a 3-1 first-leg win over Esperance in the African Champions League final in Alexandria, BBC reported on Saturday.
It was the first time VAR was used in a Champions League final and referee Mehdi Charef watched replays before awarding the spot kicks.
Amr Elsolia scored the other goal for the hosts while Youcef Belaili converted a penalty for Esperance.
The Egyptian club
Tunisian side Esperance
The second leg takes place at Stade Olympique in Rades on 9 November.
The overall winners will also earn a place at December's Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.