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The rule of the sinew of Achilles will protect Messi and the good football

Published:23/08/2019 - 16:11h

Updated:23/08/2019 - 16:11h

Modric and Jorge Molina were expelled, in his respective matches of the last day of Liga, for both entrances from behind in the zone of the sinew of Achilles. The new rule will protect to the technical footballers

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Those who witnessed the Celtic-Real Madrid and the Athletic-Getafe, in the first day of LaLiga Santander 2019-20, surely surprised with the direct expulsions of Luka Modric and Jorge Molina. Both, players that never go in with intention to hurt to the rival, arrived too late to the pressure and finish stepping to his 'victims' to the height of the sinew of Achilles.

They were not gone in excessively hard, neither spectacular neither surely intentional. The referees of both parties, however, finish showing them the direct red cardboard. In spite of the initial surprise, the true is that the referees acted of agreement to the new rule established from the RFEF and the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA). From now, all entrance by behind in which there is clear contact to the height of the sinew of Achilles will be sanctioned with direct red card.

It is a controversial rule, but that will serve to protect to the fastest players, habilidosos and technicians of LaLiga. A way to ensure the show and reward to the footballers 'magic', those that do to raise us of our seats with each career or dribbling. Leo Messi, Dembélé, Hazard and company will be some of the players that more will benefit of this rule.

No longer they will have to concern that the pisotones by behind do not remain impunes. From now on, the defenders will have to measure very well his entrances no only in the time, but also in the zone of contact. Like this they will be able to avoid injuries of long length and 'punishments' unnecessary for players that do not deserve it, was cual was the intentionality of the offender.

Although in the benches and in the social networks there is a lot of debate, between the players seems that the rule has been very accepted. So much, that even the most expelled player in the history of LaLiga Spanish, Sergio Bouquets, sees it like a step forward to the hour to protect the good football. "All what was to protect to the football is well", signalled after the triumph in front of the Celtic of Vigo in Balaídos.

"It has prejudiced us this decision. We would have to see it thoroughly. We remain us with one less, do not think that Modric went with bad intention to give a mate, but arrives late and the referee had doubts. It has spoken it with the rest of referees and has taken this decision. The VAR is to help us and if it is to protect the football these decisions, are welcome", analysed on the expulsion of Luka Modric by his entrance to Denis Suárez.

Maximum attention in the faults by behind

From now, all the world will be under lupa. The players will have to loan special attention when they go in by behind to his opponents, and the referees also will have to be concentrated to differentiate some actions of others. Like the past year, will follow having of the tool of the VAR to facilitate them the task when have doubts. It expects that this season 2019-20 the image of Messi being demolished in career to brake a contragolpe was sanctioned with more hardness. Definitely, this new rule will contribute to that like this it was.

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