Porto spoke out regarding the incident and requested the cancellation of the match with Arouca, alleging “malpractice by the referee team.”
An unusual event occurred this Sunday in the match between Porto and Arouca, in Portugal, where the referee, faced with a failure in the video referee (VAR) system, made an arbitration decision by telephone.
During added time, at minute 91, Miguel Nogueira gave a penalty in favor of Porto, who was losing by the slightest margin at that time. The VAR team did not agree with the decision and called the referee to see the images.
However, an interruption in the power supply prevented Nogueira from analyzing the play on the screen and he had to communicate with those in charge of video refereeing by telephone. After several minutes of conversation, the central defender finally reversed his initial ruling, trusting the judgment of his colleagues.
Shortly after, in the 102nd minute, the referee signaled a new maximum penalty in favor of the blue and white, which Wenderson Galeano missed. Finally, in a match that lasted more than 20 minutes due to time losses, Evanilson tied it 1-1 at 109.
Porto spoke out regarding the incident and asked for the match to be cancelled, alleging “malpractice by the referee team.” In the team’s opinion, annulling a penalty without having seen the replay of the images “constitutes a violation of the rules of the game and a legal error, with a potentially serious impact on the result of the match.”
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