Leo Messi, protesting to Roddy Zambrano after the Brazil-Argentina


The referee of the Brazil-Argentina answers to the criticisms and to Messi

Published:10/07/2019 - 00:01h

Updated:10/07/2019 - 00:01h

The referee of the Brazil-Argentina that seeded the controversy with two possible penaltis no pitados in favour of the albiceleste, Roddy Zambrano, has defended of the criticisms and has answered to the words of Leo Messi, the one who insinuated that everything was altered

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Roddy Zambrano was the referee that starred the controversial referee's performance of the Brazil-Argentina, in the party of semifinals of the Glass America 2019 that contested the past week in the Stadium Mineirao. The ecuadorian referee was very criticised by the Argentinian fans, big part of the international press and by the own Leo Messi, the one who burst when insinuating that the party was altered.

Well, Zambrano has conceded an interview in the last hours and does not have arrepentido of any of his decisions of the party, but rather the contrary. The ecuadorian referee has boasted of his work a week afterwards, ensuring besides that the president of the referees of the CONMEBOL congratulated him by his arbitration.

In statements conceded to the radio 'Super K 800' of Ecuador, Zambrano speaks of the supposed penalti no pitado of Alves to Agüero with 1-0 in the marker, that besides had supposed the second yellow for the Brazilian side. This played, however, turned into the 2-0 after a fast contragolpe of the 'canarinha'.

For Zambrano, everything occurred of distinct way to what understood the greater part of the world: "In this played, why do not show the image backwards of the arch? Agüero Does a reckless fault. Of this played was born a contragolpe and annotated Brazil. I appreciated this and commanded to play", defends .

And on the push of Arthur to Otamendi, already with 2-0 in the marker, excusó alleging that "in a shot of corner is very complicated to see to 18 players in the area that attach , push ... I saw when the player was fallen, no the infringement. The VAR reviewed and said that it was a played grey. Otamendi Also looked for to bump when defending and this defender does the his, but the one who proposes and search is Otamendi".

Surprised in front of the criticisms of Leo Messi

Also they asked after him the criticisms of Leo Messi, as it could not be of another way. "Messi is a player that devotes to play. Never I had problems with him. The truth, surprised me the statements of him afterwards of the party, but well each the one who has his opinion", commented, without going in in too many assessments on 'The Flea'.

Zambrano, finally, denied that it lost sometime the communication with the referees of the room of the VAR during the party. "Never we lost communication, do not understand how can invent this. All what says in the field remains recorded, to me the VAR never notified me to approach me, the party finished well". "My aim is to arrive to the World-wide of Qatar and for this work", concluded. His words, far to calm the situation, have heated even more the spirits in Argentina.

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