12 minutes of the game had to elapse for the first controversial play. A possible penalty in favor of Atlético de Madrid, finally Martinez Munuera He did not point out after consulting the VAR monitor at the foot of the field.
A play in which Gimenez headed down a center from the left and Edgar mendez he intercepted the ball with his arm. An arm that was totally separated from the body and in a totally unnatural way. The referee pointed out a previous foul by the Uruguayan central defender on Edgar Méndez.
Nevertheless, Martinez Munuera he went to the monitor after the indications of Gonzalez Fuertes from the refereeing video room and decided it was not a penalty. To the surprise of everyone present at the Metropolitan Wanda.
Neither Simeone not even his players claimed the penalty after seeing the referee make that decision. And it is that after the last controversies from the club they have preferred to respect the referees in this sense.