On Tuesday the Copa Libertadores returned with the first leg matches of the round of 16 and there was one that generated quite a lot of controversy. It was in the defeat of Cerro Porteño 2-0 against Fluminense, where Chileans were the protagonists due to an unusual mistake that could have changed the history of the match.
It is that at 40 ‘, when the duel was still level without goals, the assistant referee, the Argentine Julio Fernández, noticed an advance position of Mauro Boselli, who had opened the scoring.
And since the play was not so clear, the Argentine main judge Facundo Tello requested assistance from the VAR, in charge of the Chileans César Deischler and Eduardo Gamboa, who did not notice that a player from the Brazilian team was enabling the play on one side of the field and decided to annul the goal.
Due to this situation, Conmebol acknowledged the Chilean mistake: “The assistant referee in a cross into the area raises the flag indicating an offside in the wrong way. The VAR, when checking the play with a very closed angle, stops taking into account a defender who is at the bottom of the screen. “
In addition, the governing body of South American football added that the Fluminense player “would enable all forwards, characterizing an error in the final decision.”