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Rodri escaped the red card

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Rodri escaped the red card

Spain had a great start at EURO 2024. La Roja defeated Croatia 3-0 in the first match of Group B. Alvaro Morata, Fabian Ruiz and Dani Carvajal shined one after another, helping Spain sing. triumphal.

On the Croatian side, this is clearly a painful ‘slap’ for Luka Modric and his teammates. Croatia was stunned when they conceded 3 goals after 45 minutes.

Croatia almost had an honorable goal at the end of the match. In the 78th minute, starting from Unai Simon’s mistake, the ball fell to Bruno Petkovic in the penalty area and Rodri approached and fouled from behind.

Rodri fouls Petkovic.

Referee Michael Oliver quickly pointed to the 11m mark and issued a yellow card to Rodri. The VAR team immediately got involved. VAR referee Stuart Atwell approved of Oliver’s decision.

Rodri was given a yellow card and Croatia was awarded a penalty. Unfortunately for Croatia, Petkovic could not beat Unai Simon in the subsequent 11m kick. Petkovic then successfully kicked the rebound but the goal was not recognized.

Many fans questioned why Rodri did not receive a red card for the foul on Petkovic. According to an explanation from Metro, the new laws have a ‘softer’ change. Specifically, players A team can only be given a yellow card and a penalty in the same situation.

Nguyen Hoang Vu Anh | 00:00 November 30, 2001

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