A new arbitration error, a penalty that was not and that ended up affecting the result of the classic between America and Deportivo Cali, once again questioned the level of Colombian arbitration. There are three semi-final home runs and the errors have been repetitive.
The play occurred in the 75th minute, when Duvan Vergara fell in the area, allegedly shot down by goalkeeper Johan Wallens. In the repetition it was seen that the player threw himself and cheated the central judge, Carlos Betancur.
“We with the issue of (arbitration) failures are experiencing something very complex. The failures are obviously playing against us. In my opinion, this in a very punctual play does not deserve an analysis because it is not debatable. Simply, I think, that the fervor of the people to whistle was the main cause of it being criminal, ”said Deportivo Cali coach Lucas Pusineri.
“What is visualized from a good angle such as we had is that, precisely, there is a simulation and there is a criminal award. I turn everything around and this was not a penalty and it was a yellow card for the player who simulated, ”added the coach.
Cali quickly took out a new protest letter. “Mr. Carlos Betancur invented a maximum penalty, for a simulation of the player of America Duvan Vergara (11). There was never a penalty and Vergara must have been reprimanded and must be sanctioned for the simulation ”, says the statement.
It is the second time in the home run that Cali complains about the arbitration. I had already questioned the work of Jhon Hinestroza in the first date match against Alianza Petrolera, when he stopped sanctioning two penalties in his favor.
But Cali was also favored in this same home run. On the second date, in the match against Santa Fe in Palmaseca, the most experienced referee in the country, Wilmar Roldan, He did not take a clear penalty in favor of the visitors, for a lack of Johan Wallens to Jefferson Duque. At that time, the match was 0-0. Santa Fe did not send a protest note.
Instead, the club that did was Atletico Nacional, after the game that lost 1-0 against Tolima Sports, last Wednesday, complaining about the work of judge Carlos Ortega.
The protest was for two specific plays: a foul on the play prior to Tolima's goal and a penalty for one hand at the last minute.
In addition to remembering, according to them, previous failures of Ortega in other meetings, the National protest “calls on the Arbitration Commission of the Dimayor to sanction exemplarily Mr. Ortega for his repeated action on the courts and provide sufficient guarantees in matters of judgment for the home runs and the finals of the League, for the sake of the show and fair play ”.