Only thirty-two minutes were enough to have the first controversy of the meeting. The Spanish team was superior in the first bars of the match and as a result of that intensity, Luis Enrique’s men came through the wings and through the lateral centers they generated danger.
In one of those actions and after a steal of the ball, Rodri Hernández focused a ball into the area that he promised. However, Koundé appeared to block the ball in a dubious way. After a jump, the player intervened with the arm furthest from the ball
Our referee at Carrusel Deportivo, Iturralde González, did not see a wearable penalty in action due to the natural position of the Sevilla central defender: “Nothing, there is nothing, it’s a natural way”
Hard match and no card
In addition, throughout the game Anthony Taylor was questioned about his card management. In the first part he did not show any cardboard even though there were several occasions when he could show them. Iturralde González was tough on the Englishman: “I would like to see when the first warning is going to be. I don’t like that final matches are given to them for not doing things well on the pitch.”