The maximum penalty collected this Sunday in Seville-Mallorca is the 144th in the history of the event. The appearance of the VAR, the key factor to reach this figure.
There are still 23 games to play in the season, but La Liga 2019/20 it has already gone down in history as the edition of this contest with more penalties penalized.
The maximum penalty indicated by the referee Cordero Vega in the Seville–Majorca This Sunday was the 144th of the current campaign, thus becoming the Spanish league with the most infringements blown in the area.
Precisely, the Balearic team will also go down in history by matching a negative mark, since it is the team that has been most pointed to during a season with 16 maximum penalties against (equals the record of Barcelona 1989/90). In addition, it is the club that was most affected by the decisions of the VAR, up to 10 times.
The consolidation of the VAR in La Liga has been decisive in reaching these numbers, since many of the penalties have been possible thanks to the intervention of video arbitration in plays that would previously go unnoticed live by the referees. Always controversial, fair or unfair, but it is clear that the VAR had an impact on modern football.
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