Deportivo Cuenca defeated Barcelona with another controversial arbitration

Barcelona SC lost his undefeated in the Ecuadorian Championship. Deportivo Cuenca defeated the bullfighting team 1-0 this Thursday, April 8, in a match valid for the seventh date of the tournament. The front Lucas Mancinelli he scored the only goal of the match in the 36th minute.

The match played at the Alejandro Serrano stadium added a new arbitration controversy, after a controversial performance by the referee Guillermo Guerrero, by not sanctioning two penalties favorable to the ‘canary’ team.

With the result, Barcelona SC remains as a leader with 14 points, but could be surpassed by Emelec, if the blues win in their duel on Saturday April 11 against Liga de Quito. The porteños also remained without their undefeated 13 consecutive games, which they had held since December 13 of the previous year, after a defeat against Aucas.

Deportivo Cuenca, with an improvement over its performance in the previous season, is in fifth position with 11 points.

The start of the game was favorable to the Azuayan team, when the referee Guerrero sanctioned a penalty, after a foul by Luis Fernando León on Lucas Mancinelli. The Argentine forward himself executed the shot and Javier Burrai saved the ball.

The ‘canaries’ did not wait to reply and two minutes later Damien Diaz He was able to score the first goal with a free kick that got out of hand for goalkeeper Brian Heras.

The first controversial action occurred at minute 13, when Guerrero did not sanction a foul by Denilson Bolaños, who pulled a ball over the goal line.

On the 29th there was a new controversy. Jesi Godoy kicked Leonel Quiñónez inside the area and despite complaints from the yellow players, a foul was not called either.

The bullfighters seemed to control the game, but Cuenca went ahead after 35 minutes. Mancinelli received a filtered pass from Andrés Chicaiza in a counterattack and defined with a shot over Burrai.

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In the second half, the ‘canaries’ kept a Deportivo Cuenca cornered who defended himself effectively and was closer to scoring a second goal, with a shot from Bolaños (65′) that was deflected with difficulty by Burrai.

DT Fabián Bustos tried to empower the visiting squad with the entry of Gonzalo Mastriani, Gabriel Cortez and Nixon Molina, but only came close to drawing at minute 83, with a deflected shot from Michael Hoyos.

The yellow defeat was the first of the season and also left a new questioning for the arbitration triads, after the complaints presented this week by the Barcelona SC management to the Refereeing Commission, after the game with Independiente del Valle.

On the following date, Deportivo Cuenca will visit Olmedo at the Riobamba Olympic stadium and Barcelona SC will host Aucas at the Monumental.

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