While Olimpija tormented Mura, referees ‘cooled’ Skomina: ZNSS says the penalty in Celje was justified (VIDEO)
Source of the photo: YouTube (ZNSS) - screenshot
It took them a week, but finally the United Football Referees of Slovenia gave their verdict: an 11th-minute penalty kick by the Olimpija was rightly awarded. Damir Skomina doesn’t really agree, but the ZNSS, at the time when the Dragons were tormenting Mura in Stožice, served a video which, in their opinion, proves that the referees did not make a mistake in the match in the capital city of Knez.
“As the public and the media have completely misinterpreted the event in 33. 15 minutes into the match of the PLT round between Celje and Olimpija, which primarily puzzled the spectators and their understanding of football rules, the Slovenian Football Referees’ Association decided to give an interpretation of the event when the penalty kick was awarded,“, David Šmajc wrote the following on the decision of Judge for ZNSS website.
The referees continued about the foul in the penalty area of the Celje club: “In this and similar cases, the real issue is whether the defender is playing the ball in the right way, and above all whether he is playing the ball before contact with the attacker. Please find attached the camera footage from behind the goal, which was viewed in detail by VAR and AVAR and was crucial in their decision that the penalty kick was awarded. It is very clear from the video that the defender did not touch the ball at all, but hit the attacker’s leg, which in turn hit the ball and changed its direction. The referee’s decision, as well as the VAR and AVAR, were therefore correct.”
Olimpija took advantage of the 11th-minute penalty at the Z’dežele Stadium, with league top scorer Rui Pedro sending the ball into the Celje net to give the visitors from Ljubljana a 1-0 victory.
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