Controversial final in Boca-Vélez: the double expulsion after an elbow from Cavani and the furious statement of Valentín Gómez

Controversial final in Boca-Vélez: the double expulsion after an elbow from Cavani and the furious statement of Valentín Gómez
Controversial final in Boca-Vélez: the double expulsion after an elbow from Cavani and the furious statement of Valentín Gómez

Edinson Cavani was the key actor for Boca Juniors get the second victory in this Professional League. The Uruguayan scored the only goal in the candy box which served to beat 1-0 Velez Sarsfield on this 5th date of the tournament, but when he stole all the flashes solely for his scoring ability, he also ended up being the focus of enormous controversy at the end of the match.

After the goal in the 61st minute of action, the experienced attacker of 37 years He was involved in an action that raised the temperature of the match and left both him and the rival midfielder off the field. Christian Ordoñez. The 19-year-old youth gave Cavani a hard push, who ended up on the floor when the clock was already showing that time was approaching the sixth minute of addition.

When the scorer charrúa was about to get up, the captain of the Fort Valentin Gomez He arrived just to take him from behind in order to expedite the situation. There he swung his arms and hit the defender’s face with his arm.. Fernando Echenique did not hesitate and showed red automatically to the man of Xeneize. The Uruguayan deserved the expulsion, but mainly due to the conflict that it caused afterin which he even applied a blow that can be considered violent behavior.

But the situation was just beginning because an extensive tumult broke out, with Cavani as the main protagonist and also with Ordoñez involved. Result? Yellow for Gómez and Pol Fernández along with a red for Ordoñez. The Vélez midfielder had an initial contact that did not have the identity of expulsion, the force applied was not cause for a red card. If the main referee had acted more quickly, the problem could have been solved with two warnings for the main parties involved..

The fury of Quinteros after Boca-Vélez and the controversial statements of Valentín Gómez

The last minutes were consumed, Boca ended up signing the victory at home, but the fight continued in La Ribera. The coach of the Liniers cast, Gustavo Quinteroswas one of the most angry with Echenique and automatically sought him out to rebuke him: “You don’t have the personality you should have”. Meanwhile, some Vélez players there told him “that’s what you came for” and attacked the referee with phrases like “you think I’m afraid of you.”

The topic had not yet ended, because the Valentin Gomez made some controversial statements to ESPN pointing directly at Echenique: “A tumult breaks out where Cavani elbows me and where they unjustly throw out, as always, one of the team who is not theirs. The truth is that the referee did the easiest thing, it seems to me. He throws one in each side and wipes his hands. I thought it was very arrogant because I have never heard a referee insult a player by saying ‘shut up’ or ‘who did you eat?’. It is the first time that it happens to me. I’m surprised. “I can’t get over my astonishment.”

And he added: “He didn’t give us any explanation. What a riot and that’s why they fired him. It’s the first time I’ve seen a player get kicked out because he causes a disturbance. It seems to me that if the situation had been the other way around with a yellow card it would be solved, but hey, we already know what Argentine football is like…

 
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