NEWS
Sunday October 6 2019
Leganes ask to repeat Levante game due to VAR mistake

Leganes president Victoria Pavon has demanded her side’s match against Levante be repeated following VAR controversy.

Levante were awarded a penalty in Butarque in the 44th minute of Saturday’s clash, with replays suggesting the foul had been made outside the penalty area and VAR said not to be functioning properly.

The Valencia-based side ran out 2-1 victors with Roger Marti converting the subsequent penalty just before half-time to open the scoring for Paco Lopez’s side.

“Very serious things happened in this match between Leganes and Levante, such as calling a penalty against us that was a foul not inside the penalty area,” Pavon fumed, in quotes cited by Marca.

“VAR was not working at the time and this is exactly what happened to us against Valencia a couple of weeks ago.

“This is not fair because we are not playing under the same conditions and that is why we will request to replay the match from the minute that the penalty was awarded.

“How did we know VAR was not working? We would rather not say our sources but we have been made aware of the faulty technology.”

Leganes currently prop up the Spanish top-flight with just two points and no wins from their opening eight rounds of matches.

Martin Braithwaite’s second half strike was not enough to save them from defeat on Saturday due to Jose Campana doubling Levante’s advantage ten minutes after half time.

Football Italia website