Barcelona calls for goal line technology in La Liga after disallowed goal
Jan 31, 2017 06:48 PM EST
Another La Liga football match, another controversial play. Last Sunday's match just goes to show that it's time for La Liga to adapt to the changing times in order for them to keep up with the other leagues. It's time for the new to come in and out with the old.
According to a report by The Guardian, La Liga needs to adapt to technology after Barcelona's goal was disallowed by referees during Barcelona's 1-1 draw with Real Betis. Television replays show however that the ball did cross the goal line before it was cleared. The referees missed the play much to the chagrin of the Barcelona team.
During the match, Real Betis was up 1-0 against Barcelona. Aleix Vidal powered down the right into the box. Germán Pezzella then hit the ball towards his own net in a collision with Jordi Alba. Aissa Mandi was behind the goal when he appeared to have saved his team from a goal with his clearance off the line.
Television replays clearly showed that the ball cleared the goal line before Aissa Mandi's save. Luis Suarez's angry protests went on deaf ears by the referees but his arguments were clearly justified.
In the very same play, Neymar appeared to be tackled to the floor, but, again, the referees didn't blew their whistle. Neymar's protests also was ignored by the referees.
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique said after the match that the referees need help. According to Enrique this recent controversy is a prime example that something needs to be done and something needs to change. Using cameras, like Hawk-Eye, to review plays is one of them.
The disallowed goal has also left Barcelona director Javier Bordas fuming, according to a report by the Marca. Bordas is questioning why La Liga has yet to implement goal line technology.