What a save…from the REFEREE! Match official blocks goal

What a save… from the REFEREE! Match official accidentally blocks goal-bound effort in Mexican league to bemusement of Cruz Azul’s players… but hosts manage to hold on for 3-2 win

  • Cruz Azul were deprived of a goal against Toluca in the Guard1anes Clausura
  • The referee Oscar Macias Romo blocked Jonathan Rodriguez’s clear shot on goal
  • Toluca were then awarded a goal kick despite Romo’s interference in the game
  • Cruz Azul did, however, achieve their fifth consecutive by winning the game 3-2

Cruz Azul seventh day showdown with Toluca at the Azteca stadium proved to be more dramatic than first thought. 

Cruz Azul were deprived of a goal against their rivals on Sunday after the referee, Oscar Macias Romo, got in the way of a goal-bound effort.  

The hosts did, however, achieve their fifth consecutive victory in the Guard1anes Clausura 2021 after finishing the game 3-2. 

Cruz Azul were deprived of a goal after referee Oscar Macias Romo blocked the shot

The incident took place after Luis Romo hit the post despite beating the goalkeeper, Luis Garcia, and having a clear shot on goal.

As a result, the ball rebounded to Jonathan Rodriguez who had no goalkeeper and only one defender on the line.

However, referee Romo crossed the penalty box and unintentionally blocked Rodriguez’s shot – sending the ball out of play. 

Luis Romo hit the post despite beating the goalkeeper  and having a clear shot on goal (above)

As a result, the ball rebounded to Jonathan Rodriguez (above) for a second attempt on goal

However, Romo crossed the penalty box and unintentionally blocked Rodriguez’s shot (above)

Despite severe criticism, the referee resumed the game with a goal kick to the visitors.  

The home side were left furious as the incident saw them deprived of a third goal in the 36th minute of the game.

However, Guillermo Pol Fernandez provided the winning goals to see Juan Reynoso’s men triumph. 

As a result, Cruz Azul won the game to take the lead of the Guardianes 2021 –  sitting on 15 points while Toluca remain on 13. 




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