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They asked for the VAR: the blow of the Mexican Vega in the face of the Argentine Montiel in Qatar 2022 | VIDEO

Frictionated start of Argentina vs. Mexico, because before five minutes the first contact action arrived. The protagonists: Alexis Vega and Gonzalo Montiel. The players of both teams ran to keep the ball, but the game did not prosper due to an impact against the South American marker.

The team led by Gerardo Martino advanced along the side of the field. So, the number 10 of the Tricolor wanted to keep possession. However, the defender of the Albiceleste prevailed in the way to prevent the advance of the adversary. Thus, the dispute between athletes began to take over the globe.

In that contact, Vega moved his arm and hit Montiel’s face. Immediately, the Argentine defender fell on the ground of the Icónico de Lusail stadium. After that, the Aztec continued on his own, but the referee Daniele Orsato blew the whistle to stop everything and attend to the player who plays in Spanish Seville.

But it did not stop there. The selected from the Albiceleste approached the Italian referee to protest the action. According to the official transmission, there was a request to check the entire sequence through VAR and, thus, open the possibility of a possible expulsion against the Chivas de Guadalajara man.

Despite the claims of players like Rodrigo De Paul or Nicolás Otamendi, Orsato chose not to show any yellow cards at the start of Argentina and Mexico. Both teams need to win to have a better chance of advancing to the round of 16 of the World Cup.

Source: Elcomercio

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