Valencia youth appeal rejected

UEFA has rejected Valencia’s appeal for a review of their controversial Youth League defeat to Chelsea last Tuesday.

Los Che crashed out of the competition after a 1-1 draw with the Blues descended into farce, when Alberto Gil’s penalty during the subsequent shootout crossed the line but hit the stanchion inside the net and bounced back out, prompting the referee to classify the spot-kick as a miss.

Valencia eventually lost 5-3 in the shootout and proceeded to appeal the no-goal decision, which delayed Chelsea’s progression to the quarter-finals for a week, but UEFA has now opted to drop the case.

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