Las Palmas left the Ramón Sánchez Pijuan Stadium last Sunday feeling they had lost their best chance to go from strength to strength in one of the most important sporting coliseums in Spain. „We had a bad taste in our mouths after playing very well against Sevilla, a great team who played in the Champions League three days later,” Garcia Pimienda said this morning. Coach of the Gran Canaria team. „We were so close to a tie in the final minutes,” he recalled.
Likewise, the Las Palmas bench boss showed himself Match referee Martínez Munueira and Pizarro Gomes, who is in charge of VAR, resigned due to the actions. „There were two clear penalties and a red card,” García Pimienda insisted. This is how he describes the sequence: “Rafa Mir has a very clear red card for elbowing Mika (Marmol). The sentence against Creon (from Petroza, pictured above) is also very clear. Unable to keep himself from falling after that contact, he was left alone in front of the goalkeeper. It’s a penalty from Sergio Ramos to Sori Gaba.
And Rafa Mir was reprimanded with a yellow card and the same sanction fell to Kieran for that simulation. Sergio Ramos, many times a veteran star, emerged unscathed. „The referee didn’t whistle it or see it, I can understand”; Justified Garcia Pimienda. Technology is not avoided: „VAR didn’t fix it, I don’t understand it. But I insist: there are two penalties and a clear red card. „The referee doesn’t want to see it, we can’t do anything.”
He defended his discretion in this regard after the game: “I don’t want to talk about the press conference after the game because I didn’t see it. I saw it live but you don’t realize what’s going on.”