Villarreal beat Arsenal 2-1, but the club and the Spanish press heavily criticized the refereeing of Artur Soares Dias.
On Thursday, Villarreal beat Arsenal 2-1 in a semi-final match, and Spanish team president Fernando Roig criticized Portuguese referee Artur Soares Dias.
“It was better 2-0, but we are going to London with everything to pass the equalizer. The penalty kick was not there, Trigueros wanted to slip away and the Arsenal player touched his leg, I don’t understand why that is. You didn’t check it.” 71.
The Spanish press also reported that the Villarreal president said: “The punishment against Villarreal has not been clarified,” and “the Portuguese arbitration, Soares Dias, was a disaster from start to finish,” AS writes.
“Villarreal-Arsenal had everything and a disastrous verdict. Portugal’s Soares Dias made several controversial decisions throughout the night. There is no doubt that the penalty kick hit by Tregueros was the worst in his performance,” wrote the Spanish newspaper.
Villarreal is looking to secure the competition’s first final match, after three eliminations at this stage of the competition – one against FC Porto, in 2010/11 – Villarreal advanced in the fifth minute, through Mano Tregueros, and extended the lead in the lab corner, which allowed Raul Albiol to score. , At 29.
Without Danny Ceballos, who was sent off an hour later, Arsenal managed to leave the equalizer open, thanks to a penalty kick that was turned over by Ivorian Nicolas Pepe in the 73rd minute, before Etienne Capuy “leveled” the “pieces” on the field, when the red card was also blamed.