‘Mistake against Valladolid clear, but…’

Whilst the Spanish Football Federation acknowledge the mistake officials made during Valencia-Real Valladolid, they have rejected the latter’s appeal.

Valladolid appealed to the RFEF’s Competition Committee earlier this week to replay the final minute of their weekend game away to Valencia, based on the argument that a clear refereeing error contributed to the result.

In the final minute of play, Valladolid were awarded a throw-in, only to see it taken by a Valencia player and Los Che to then go on and score a last gasp winning goal in a 2-1 result.

“The Committee does not call for disciplinary consequences against the referee for the game between Valencia and Valladolid, nor retrospective action or partial repetition of the game,” the Competition Committee confirmed today.

“In view of the images provided as proof by Real Valladolid, it shows abundantly that despite the match official unequivocally awarding the throw-in to the complainant, the opposing team took advantage of the lack of diligence of Valladolid’s players and the passivity of the referee and went against his own previous decision, Valencia players put the ball back into play, and far from preventing such improper action, play has been allowed to continue, furthermore, culminating in a goal scored by the home team.”

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