Undiano Mallenco leaves Valencia fuming

Valencia were left with numerous complaints in Saturday's game against Barcelona - among them a penalty not given when Umtiti shoulder-charged Rodrigo in the box.

Undiano Mallenco leaves Valencia fuming


Valencia were more than a bit miffed at some of Alberto Undiano Mallenco's decisions in this afternoon's meeting with Barcelona. Prandelli's players, Diego Alves in particular, felt that Leo Messi's opener should not have stood as Luis Suárez was in an offside position when the ball was played; and while the Uruguayan didn't make contact with the ball, the flag ought to have been raised for visual obstruction as the ball went under him on its way in. Alves was shown a yellow card for his protests.

Rodrigo floored

Not happy, Diego Alves.

On 33 minutes, the hosts were left raging again when Umtiti shoulder barged Rodrigo Moreno sending him tumbling to the floor inside the box. No penalty, said the ref. El central pudo haberse excedido al cargar al extremo. To add insult to injury, Busquets was allowed to get away scot-free from a challenge from behind when he was already on a booking. Valencia felt he should have been sent off.