Party with clear controversy and scandal. Conmebol reported this Wednesday that the referees Andrés Rojas, the main of the match between Boca Juniors and Atlético Mineiro, and Derlis López, the VAR judge appointed for that match on Tuesday in La Bombonera, were suspended indefinitely for the error in the goal. annulled the Argentine team, which was local in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores round of 16.
The match played in Buenos Aires ended 0-0, but Boca, led by Miguel Ángel Russo, scored a goal that had to be validated, since it was legitimate, but the insistent demands of the Mineiro players, from Brazil, and the request of the body of the VAR led Rojas not to continue the game.
The main referee of the Boca-Mineiro clash scored the goal and the action had to continue at 34 minutes of the first half. Although the protest with anger and permanent from the visiting footballers led to them not wanting to resume. Also, the judge was called by his colleagues to see the review on one side of the field.
After the dialogue with the other referees, Rojas did not give the goal for Boca and there another giant controversy broke out, with the players of the local team and their coach.
The Conmebol statement cites: “The actions of Rojas and López, designated for that party, incurred serious errors in the exercise of their functions.” And he quotes that play from minute 34 of the first period.
Consequently, the highest South American soccer entity decided “to suspend Rojas and López indefinitely from their duties in competitions organized by Conmebol,” as the note is quoted verbatim.