Hector Orrego Bocchieri

Libertadores Cup

The King Arthur and the Mengão They will play the second leg of the Copa Libertadores quarterfinals against Timão, without Erick Pulgar among Dorival Júnior’s options, and now they have learned that the controversial Uruguayan referee Esteban Ostojich will be in charge of dispensing justice.

Uruguayan Esteban Ostojich has a past with several controversies, including in the 2021 Copa América final that Argentina won.
© GettyUruguayan Esteban Ostojich has a past with several controversies, including in the 2021 Copa América final that Argentina won.

Arturo vidal received tremendous news recently and will be headline again with flamingo in the Brazilian on the visit to Sao Paulo. With that, the king will have a great opportunity to earn permanence in the starting team of Dorival Junior thinking about the next challenge: the second leg of the quarterfinals of Libertadores Cup. Duel for which they met the referee that touched them

the king and the Mengão should receive Corinthians at the Maracaná Stadium with the 2-0 lead obtained in the first leg, played at Arena São Paulo, this coming Tuesday, August 9, and the Uruguayan Esteban Ostojich He was the judge appointed to impart justice, and has several controversies in his history.

At 40 years old, the Uruguayan referee, who has been a FIFA international since 2016, has been involved in several controversies and had a criticized performance in the remembered final of the most important club tournament in South America between River Plate and Boca Juniors, which was played in Madrid. But the most striking was in the Copa América 2021.

The former eastern soccer player had a controversial performance as the main judge in the final between Brazil and Argentina that July 10 at the Maracana.

A strong infringement by Nicolás Otamendi on Rapinha motivated all the Brazilians to claim that it was an expulsion for the Argentine, who did not even check the VAR and admonished the Argentine. This caused the Brazilian Football Confederation to file a claim against him with Conmebol.

“It is simply impossible that they have not seen Otamendi’s blow to Raphinha,” Tite launched against the Uruguayan referee at that time. After that, the Verdeamarelha coach added that “a high-level VAR referee cannot work in this way.”

In addition to that, Ostojich was in the VAR for the 2018 Copa Libertadores final where River beat Boca at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, and he also directed in the second leg semifinal of the 2021 edition between Palemiras and River, where he annulled with the help of VAR a goal from the Millionaire box that meant 3-0, in addition to a previous offside penalty, and near the end he did not take another shot from the twelve steps.

Ostojich tried to be a footballer, but he was expelled a lot and he preferred to hang up his boots to be a referee, a family tradition since his father was a referee and one of his grandfathers linesman. In 2013 he made his debut in the Uruguayan First Division, and also directed the final of the 2020 Club World Cup between Bayern Munich and Tigres, where not even the VAR noticed a remembered hand by Lewandowski for Pavard’s goal.

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