Cádiz has made the decision to challenge the match played by the Andalusian team this Monday against Elche, which ended in a one-way draw and where the goal from the Elche team came after the VAR did not detect an offside at the start of the match. move. It treats of one of the greater errors of the technology in the Spanish soccer since establish the VAR in the course 2018-19. Ponce scored Elche’s equalizer in the 81st minute, though he went offside early in the play when he unloaded the ball to a teammate. The Argentine would later score with a good header. According to sources from Cádiz to this outlet, Carlos del Cerro Grande, the match official, apologized to Sergio González, the Cádiz coach, at the end of the match when the coach requested to go to the referee booth.
The Spanish Football Federation, through its Technical Committee of Referees, has also acted resoundingly. He announced this Tuesday the change as VAR manager of the referee Iglesias Villanueva for Levante-Atlético de Madrid and of Díaz de Mera as the main referee of Villarreal-Real Madrid for the round of 16 of the Cup. Both were responsible for the VAR operation in the Cadiz-Elche. In Levante-Atlético, José Luis González González will replace Iglesias Villanueva in the VAR and in Athletic-Espanyol Santiago Jaime Latre will replace Jesús Gil Manzano. The latter will replace Díaz de Mera as the main referee in the Villarreal-Real Madrid game on Thursday.
“Cádiz has asked the competent federative bodies to challenge the match that they played on Monday night at the Nuevo Mirandilla stadium against Elche (1-1) and asks that it be resumed from minute 81, when the visiting team tied at a resounding and flagrant offside, not susceptible to interpretation ”, reads the statement from the Andalusian club.
Cádiz bases its request on the fact that “it cannot be branded as a mere human error, but as a serious and manifest refereeing technical error, motivated by the negligent and non-excusable action of the referees of the VOR Room appointed by the RFEF who, at the discretion of of this entity, not only did they breach the applicable Laws of the Game, but they also disregarded the current regulations regarding the principles and procedures regulated in the VAR Protocol”. The Andalusian entity does not rule out going to court if it does not achieve success through the federal authorities.
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