Gallardo’s group is without doubt one of the most proposed and reaches the rival space on the continent. And know-how has been giving him a hand in infractions that the referees generally do not see. It occurred to him within the final six heads up with forwards and backwards crashes.
The controversies that the primary match of the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores between River and Nacional of Uruguay threw, with a number of interventions by the VAR and one, specifically, that resulted in a penalty, at the very least uncertain, in favor of Marcelo Gallardo’s group, They add to a curious listing: since mid-2019, all of the worldwide collection that the Núñez membership performed in round-trip matches had a penalty that allowed – or would have allowed – the River Plate gamers to achieve a bonus.
It’s true that all infractions that have been reviewed utilizing arbitration know-how existed. And that it’s logical in a group that often goes to the entrance and insistently seeks the matches within the rival space undergo infractions that earlier than, within the photographs of sight, have been nonetheless lengthy. Nonetheless, the streak of penalties in favor exists and doesn’t cease including chapters.
The primary episode of the saga occurred within the Recopa final 12 months, which confronted River and Athletico Paranaense, winners of the Libertadores and Sudamericana 2018, respectively.
After shedding 1-0 in Brazil, the Argentine group needed to overcome the collection on the Monumental. And 17 minutes into the second half, Chilean referee Roberto Tobar, on the request of the VAR, scored a penalty for River after Pinola discovered a free ball within the space and kicked the aim, discovering himself on the way in which to aim with the humanity of Luis González.
Within the spherical of 16 of the Copa Libertadores 2019, the group of the Doll he needed to undergo with Cruzeiro earlier than eliminating him on penalties in Brazil. He might have scored by the identical route in harm time of the primary leg, performed in Núñez, for the reason that Chilean Julio Bascuñán gave Lucas Pratto a penalty for a seize by Henrique that no person claimed. The VAR recommended reviewing the play and the decide ended up charging a penalty. Matías Suárez, nonetheless, missed it.
A section later, the primary leg on the Monumental between River and Cerro Porteño -with Víctor Carrillo as referee- ended 2-0 for the group of the purple band with two shouts from penalties, one for an offense by Joaquín Larrivey to Nicolás De la Cross; the opposite, for lack of Juan Pablo Carrizo to Exequiel Palacios. In each, arbitration and technological help intervened, though within the first case a earlier hand from the Uruguayan was not sanctioned.
Within the semifinal of that competitors, in opposition to Boca and once more on the Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium, the VAR fell again to an motion that occurred 4 minutes earlier than and the decide, Raphael Claus, charged a penalty from Emmanuel Mas to Rafael Santos Borré in order that the Colombian himself might open the rating at 8 minutes. It was, till then, the seventh that Gallardo’s group had within the competitors.
Within the present Libertadores, within the spherical of 16 there was a change in comparison with the earlier version: River outlined as an area in opposition to Paranaense, not like what occurred in 2019 when he at all times opened the primary leg outcome -or had the possibility to do so- from the 12 steps.
After equaling 1 to 1 in Brazil with Athletico, on the Independiente stadium and 9 minutes after the match (which went 0 to 0), Borré was as soon as once more the sufferer of an infraction charged by the Venezuelan referee Jesús Valenzuela. De la Cruz modified it for a aim and sealed the classification.
Earlier than Nacional, lastly, the freshest reminiscence because it occurred on the night time of this Thursday. Goalless match, Agustín Oliveros supported Matías Suárez’s hand within the space, the ahead fell and Andrés Rojas whistled a penalty. The VAR reviewed the play and validated the Colombian’s choice. Santos Borré kicked very badly and missed it.
Within the second half, De la Cruz lifted the ball into the realm and it hit Mathías Laborda’s hand. The referees accountable for know-how warned Rojas and he marked the penalty that, now, Gonzalo Montiel transformed to open the account. Then it might be 2-0 in harm time.
For the second leg of the quarterfinals, Conmebol appointed Tobar and Bascuñán, two of these talked about within the earlier episodes, accountable for the refereeing on the taking part in area and the VAR, respectively.