The first final ended up being favorable for Alianza Lima by beating Sporting Cristal 1-0; However, what was most talked about on the last day is the refereeing list and its controversial decisions that hurt both teams. Given this, an expert on the subject spoke to La República.
In an exclusive interview, the former referee FIFA, Henry Gambetta referred to performance Diego Haro and his assistants. The first thing is that he supported the decision of Failure to expel Alejandro Duarte after the foul on Wilmer Aguirre.
“In this case, the fourth consideration is not because when (Aguirre) opens to overcome Duarte, the defenders are reaching to cover and even dispute the ball.“, referred Henry Gambetta to the mentioned means.
Then, Gambetta spoke of the annulled goal to Marcos Riquelme: “It is a gross error of the assistant by a deconcentration, since it was in a very good position. What could justify his mistake is that it was a very fast play“.
Finally, the former FIFA referee emphasized that Diego Haro should have received the maximum penalty and not a free kick. “ANDIt is a highly disputed action because Riquelme’s foot is on the line. The referee was very well positioned, frontally. The player is on the line and Ballón fouls him in the area and it was a penalty. The play was very fast and Haro saw that the foul was outside the area. We could solve this type of play with the VAR, there you have the possibility of seeing different angles“.
When will Alianza Lima and Sporting Cristal play again?
The second and final final of League 1 Betsson 2021 will be played this next Sunday, November 28 from 3:00 p.m. at the National Stadium in Lima.