Action of the penal in favour of the Elche in front of the Athletic of Madrid in LaLiga


The controversy of the VAR in the Elche-Atleti that it could change LaLiga

Published:1/05/2021 - 22:18h

Updated:1/05/2021 - 22:19h

Fidel failed a penal in front of the Athletic of Madrid that could have changed the history of LaLiga in the last stretch, but a possible failure of the VAR marked the difference

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The Athletic of Madrid won in his visit to the Martínez Valero but with a lot of controversial. The ones of the 'Cholo' Simeone marked in the first time, with goal of Marcos Llorente, but in the second part went down the foot of the accelerator and the Elche was about to to equalise a marker that had left to the Madrilenian in a very delicate situation and that, without place to doubts, would have opened as at all the championship.

The true is that, in the minute ninety, Melero López signalled a penal in favour of the venues by a very clear hand of Llorente. Fidel was the attendant to launch the penal, but his shot crashed against the stick, so that it began the controversy in the party by two reasons. The first was quand Jan Oblak, guardameta rojiblanco, had advanced some centimetres on the line of goal and, as it indicates the norm from this course, had to repeat the launching.

The journalist Jordi Thin, of 'Sport, however, has explained that the regulation considers that "only it has to repeat if the action of the goalkeeper influences clearly in the thrower, and some centimetres does not consider that it influence". Besides, it adds that "The VAR does not take part since it is not any error of the referee", by what, in principle, hit in not repeating the maximum penalty.

However, it adds a new point to take in account. In full launching of the player of the Elche, until five players of Athletic and Elche invaded the area before Fidel effected the shot. In this regard, Thin has puntualizado that "occurs in the majority and does not accustom to sanction if the players do not participate. It does not form part of the protocol VAR to take part".

The history would be distinct

The reality is that, to having annotated Fidel, the history of LaLiga would be very distinct right now. With a tie of the Athletic of Madrid, the rojiblancos had left to depend on yes same in the championship, with the visit to the Camp Nou in the horizon, remembering that next Sunday, the FC Barcelona and the 'colchoneros' will confront in the corresponding duel to the day 35 of LaLiga Santander.

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