09/14/2021 at 8:19 AM CEST
The 10 minutes of added time in the Espanyol – Atlético de Madrid they generated a debate that should not be generated. That it has not been done so far does not mean that it is well done now. “We turn successes into scandals,” said Velasco Carballo, president of the Referees Committee, evaluating last season. Little has changed. There is something important: the added time is the time that you recover from what has been lost during the 45 minutes. When this is done well but there is some relevant play in that ‘forgotten’ time, it is when the outrages arise. Adding more because more has been lost is the order of the day, during these first days it seems that the dynamics is being, and we will have to get used to it.
The teams were warned. “It is necessary to improve in the application of the added time, but you have to see what happens and why everything slows down in those minutes. The analysis must also go because the player in Spain behaves in one way here and another when he goes out or when he plays with the national team. I would like to analyze the 90 minutes and the reason why it is played less than in other competitions “, Velasco Carballo himself said in another of the press conferences, at the same time that he said that putting more minutes after regulation was one of the goals of this new season.
In fact, Opta data shows that LaLiga Santander is the competition in which the most time is lost of the five major leagues in Europe, and in which more fouls are made. On the second day there were, on average, just over 50 actual minutes of play, slightly more than half of the 90 minutes. Ligue 1 is where there are fewer interruptions (with almost 3 more real minutes of play), followed by the Premier (almost three more minutes) and Serie A (more than two minutes), while the Bundesliga is in similar numbers to those of the Spanish.
Espanyol complained on their social networks, but you just have to look at the numbers to see that 10 were even few. Movistar, at the end of the game, counted up to 12:52 minutes of play stopped, between hydration pause, VAR reviews of the annulled goal to Lemar and Carrasco, and medical assistance to Felipe, Darder and Melamed. The Chiringuito counted until 14:15 wasted minutes adding changes. In conclusion, if the referee had wanted, he could have added more and it would still be accepted as a success. The complaints come from the culture of deception and picaresque, from the habit of wasting time as a culture. It is a basic problem.
Doing the math, Juan Martinez Munuera he adhered to the guidelines that the referees have had since the 2015/16 season. In matches, as a general rule, 30 seconds per substitution (now more per game since the start of the pandemic, from three to five) and one minute for each medical assistance. The other points they have to take into account are, for example, deliberate losses of time, disciplinary sanctions, hydration breaks, VAR reviews and other significant delays in resuming in play, such as the celebration of goals, although not if they don’t generate excessive pauses. All this, obviously, under arbitration criteria.
Pellegrini He was one of the first to complain this season about Cádiz’s multiple losses of time on the first day. It is an annoying practice for the rival and optimized by the practitioner. A practice that we seem to have perfected in Spain, and this seems just a measure to try to stop the coup. Now you just need to maintain your criteria over the years.