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Wednesday, 29 September 2010 10:28

Eliseu red card rescinded

Suspension lifted from Portuguese winger after Marchena theatrics 

EliseuThe la Liga Competition Committee has rescinded the red card shown to Eliseu against Villarreal on Monday. Malaga had argued that the speedy Portuguese forward was the victim of play-acting from centre-back Marchena, and the Spanish authorities have agreed.
Former Benfica defender Marchena went down in a heap after a skirmish with Eliseu, and after consulting with his linesman the referee sent off the former Belenenses player.
Malaga, managed by former FC Porto coach Jesualdo Ferreira, were furious with the decision and presented videos to the committee.
As a result the red card was downgraded to a yellow card, meaning Eliseu is free to play against Almeria in Malaga’s next la Liga match.
Malaga currently lie twelfth in the standings, having won two and lost three of their opening five games.
by Tom Kundert
Comments (3)
3 Wednesday, 29 September 2010 22:34
Mateus Medeiros
Good for La Liga and Eliseu! Finally an FA steps up. They should now follow up with a fine to show players this is unacceptable.
2 Wednesday, 29 September 2010 15:33
Wow, I'm shocked that an FA actually does the right thing.
Not only should Eliseu's red card be rescinded, but Marchena should be suspended as well.
If you want to put an end to all this play acting either suspend the culprits or give them cards after the fact. If you can rescinde them you can give them as well.
What Marchena did is a lot worse than an attacking player dragging his leg/foot in order to get a call. That player is at least creating contact with a leg that's not supposed to be put out there.

Let's hope that other FA's are up to the task.
1 Wednesday, 29 September 2010 11:09
it's good for him...i think Malaga is getting stronger with him,Malaga shoudn't lose him in every single game...
I just known that marchena is ex benfica..he deserved to be punished instead of Eliseu...where the hell is justice in football?

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