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Reactions and protagonists: The controversy was not lacking in the Elche-Barça de LaLiga

Published:6/03/2022 - 20:29h

Updated:7/03/2022 - 15:04h

The end of the match between Elche and FC Barcelona, for LaLiga, ended very 'hot' due to the arbitration decisions. Hernández Hernández and the VAR were protagonists in the Martínez Valero

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The FC Barcelona added three important points in his visit to the Elche in the Martínez Valero, but the Barcelona group had to suffer more than the account to finish the afternoon with good feelings and a result that allows him aspire to settle between the first positions of LaLiga Santander. The triumph, nevertheless, finished being 'marked' by a few controversies.

The party went without 'more' until the minute 84', when desde the VAR warned to Hernández Hernández of a possible penalti of Barragán by hand in the area. In direct, the referee 'descartó' the action and asked that it followed playing. Gerard Hammered saw the yellow for protesting before from the Room VOR called to the referee to review it in case same.

In the played, in full conflict between Barragán and Memphis, the balloon finished hitting in the hand of the player of the Elche. In the VAR (and later Hernández Hernández) understand that the movement of the hand of the defender ilicitano to the balloon is the key to signal the penal. After the review, finished awarding the maximum penalty, that Memphis defined to perfection.

However, this action has generated a lot of uncertainty. In 'Marker' of Radius MARKS, Pérez Burrull analysed the played and, in his perception, did not have to be signalled: "The balloon goes out rebounded and strikes in the defence of the Elche. Even it gives the feeling that the Barcelona forward touches it first with his arm. Under my criterion is a disproportionate decision of the referee signal the maximum penalty", explained.

That was not the only controversy in the final stretch of the clash. The Elche, after the goal of Memphis, launched to the attack and finished demanding a penal by hand of Jordi Alba. In the action, as it explains 'SPORT', "neither is in unnatural position, neither occupies more space that his body (is lateral), and arrives directly of the head of the opponent. Therefore, some Hernández Hernández in not to sanction it and the VAR in not acting".

In this regard, the collegiate analyst of 'Marker', aimed that "it hit Hernández Hernández to the not signalling the maximum penalty. Alba touches the balloon with the arm in a natural position". In the Elche, however, did not understand the decision of the referee and finished exploding in his against after the party.

The Elche explodes against Hernández Hernández

The group ilicitano complained of both actions after the end of the party. Francisco Rodríguez, trainer of the Elche, stood out in press conference that "in a played controlled, gives him to Antonio (Barragán) in a rebound and is interpretation. In the following (Jordi Alba), does not look not even, is interpretation".

The technician franjiverde added that "it would like me that they also went to see it, if there has been something. I create in the honesty of all the world, but if it looks a penalti and there is possibility of another, that look also. The referee said me that he is the one who has to take the decisions", aimed, adding besides that "the players are hot, but have to be intelligent in what we can transmit. Ojalá Are equalised to final of season in decisions VAR".

The players also complain

Edgar Badía, goalkeeper ilicitano, also spoke on the controversy and remembered the party of the first turn (3-2): "In the Camp Nou, when we attain empatar, came the goal (the 3-2 definite for the Barça) with offside and doubtful hand, that did not fall of our side. Here, the penalti also fell of his side. In the two hands (Barragán and Alba), there was disparity of criteria. The penalti of Alba, that for me also is it, is very seemed to the of Pere".

The guardameta continued 'loading' against of the VAR: "Somos one of the teams with more penaltis against. And we carry only one in favour. They are small details. We will follow working so that they fall us in favour. The referees are human, make a mistake like the footballers and that do not prejudice us".

The reaction of Pere Mile has been the most sounded in the last hours. Through his account of Twitter, shared a tweet in which it complained of the action of Jordi Alba with a quite controversial message: "natural Hand! The refranero Spanish never fails: The one who does not cry does not suck".

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