Raphinha falls due to a stomp by Copete in Barça-Mallorca


The reason why the VAR signaled the penalty on Raphinha in the Barça-Mallorca match

Published:10/03/2024 - 10:26h

Updated:11/03/2024 - 05:02h

The first part of the duel between FC Barcelona and Mallorca was marked by the penalty committed by Copete on Raphinha. The RFEF published the VAR audio where referee Pizarro Gómez notifies principal Iglesias Villanueva of the infraction

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The most controversial action of the first part of the FC Barcelona-Mallorca (1-0) contested the Friday in Montjuïc was, definitely, the penalti distinguished by intervention of the VAR of Crest on Raphinha. In the minute 20, the defender of the Balearic group stepped to the Brazilian inside the area, but the main Churches Villanueva overlooked the infringement in first instance. Second later, Pizarro Gómez recommended him review the played, after which the Galician referee opted for signalling the fault.

"I recommend you an OFR so that values a potential penalti of the player, of Crest. We go him to put this action. Of agreement? How it hits him. Afterwards we go it to him to give so that it see the dynamics of how was the career of the forward of the Barça. And you go it to him to put afterwards in out game so that it see it", explains Pizarro Gómez in the audio published by the Real Spanish Federation of Football.

The VAR avoided another penalti stolen to the Barça

"I show you the impact of Crest, where gives him, so that you see where there is the impact. Later, I go it to you to put first to the 50 and afterwards go it to you to open to normal speed", added the attendant of the VAR just before the main judge observed the monitor. "This, that see that it is inside the contact. It exists the zancadilla, do not see the pisotón. With which, do not go to disciplinary sanction. Stop me again the contact, please, in short. This is, voucher. We restart with penalti", puntualizó Churches Villanueva, recognising his initial error.

At the end, Ílkay Gündogan failed the collection and Raphinha left lesionado in the minute 37. Luckily for the Barça, the '11' will recover to time for the duel of the Tuesday in front of the Naples. In the decision to instances of the VAR, the culés saved of a new 'theft' referee's. In the first turn, in Sound Moix, the VAR had taken part to cancel a fault inside the area, also of Crest, but on Lamine Yamal.

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