Referee Miguel Ángel Ortiz is not going to let this one go to waste. In Real Valladolid’s match against Sevilla, he denied the home team a goal by blowing the whistle prematurely, thus affecting the match considerably.
Valladolid’s match with Sevilla was of great importance to the home side. Valladolid are in 17th place, the last non-relegation place, with only one point behind 18th placed Getafe.
In the duel with Sevilla, which has got rid of relegation troubles and pulled itself into the middle of the table, there was hope for the home team to get some valuable points.
The first half, in which no goal was scored, came to an end when the home side played in a corner kick. Monchu’s shot was still blocked by Sevilla defenders, but the ball bounced just outside the box.
Escudero got to it, stretched and placed the ball beautifully towards the bar, Dmitrovic was short on his shot.
Only it was all for naught, because the moment the ball went beyond the whitewash, referee Ortiz looked away and put his whistle in his mouth because he wanted to call half time. But the whistle came just as Escudero had already taken a shot and the ball was flying towards goal.
Despite huge protests from the home players and the entire bench, referee Ortiz stood by his decision and since he blew his whistle before the ball reached the goal, he couldn’t concede the goal.
Valladolid must have been very much affected by this “injustice” in their minds, because after the change of sides it was only Sevilla who played. Rafa Mir scored in the 50th minute, followed by Papu Gomez and Jesus Corona and the Andalusian side took the win 3:0.
Source: Twitter, La Liga
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