The central judge was assisted by VAR technology in the match against Independiente del Valle.
Ismael Rescalvo, Emelec coach, assured that the expulsion in minute 33 of defender Marlon Mejía changed the development of the match against Independiente del Valle, therefore he values that the 0-0 at the George Capwell stadium “is a good point.” In addition, he pointed out that the referee Augusto Aragón, assisted by the VAR, incorrectly annulled the goal action of the millionaires that Romario Caicedo starred in in the 67th minute.
“I have to give value to the group of players who played today and those who were in the stands also pushed. The commitment and the union that exists in this family was shown again. Despite the difficulties we had the ability to always rebuild ourselves, even to feel comfortable on the pitch despite the fact that we lost the possession of the ball that we were trying to have in the first half, where in the eleven against eleven we were generating good moments with the ball , circulation … ”, said the Spanish technician at a press conference.
Regarding the intervention of the VAR in the goal play that Alexis Zapata resolved with a header, Rescalvo pointed out that “it is a very rigorous play, because in the action there is some contact, which is evident in the race when it is driven (Romario Caicedo) to run, is that the arm goes back to propel himself, and the player (from Independiente) complains of (a blow to) the face, when in any case if there is a slight contact it is the chest area, because technically it is impossible for the elbow to reach the face because the player does not bend down ”.
Rescalvo brought up the expulsion of Aníbal Leguizamón in the Copa Sudamericana match with Bragantino in Brazil. “It is evident that there is an obvious and clear expulsion because there is a coup gesture and it is an expulsion.”
And the coach of the Blues continued: “But about today’s play (on Sunday) we talked about the VAR helping you to see the images repeated, but the one who makes the decision is the referee. Maybe another referee in the same situation decides that it is not a fault. My objective opinion of what I have seen is that the referee cannot whistle a foul because it is a natural action of the game and, above all, it is determined with a goal that would have given us all three points. In my opinion it is not a fault and the three points should have stayed at home ”.
After the tie with those from the valley, Emelec is first in the standings with 30 points and Independiente remains third, with 26.
The guard, Barcelona SC, was left with 27 units after falling 2-0 in his visit to Universidad Católica, in Quito, in a match played on a unified schedule.
In addition to the last and fifteenth round of phase 1 of LigaPro Serie A, the Clásico del Astillero and the Independiente vs. U. Católica, postponed by the participation of these casts in South American tournaments.
Rescalvo indicated that the millionaire players will have ten and eleven days of rest “so that they recover well and can arrive with their batteries charged for the preseason, and try to get to that game in the Ecuador Super Cup well.” (D)