Friday’s all important ISL encounter in Kochi ended rather in a bitter note for the visitors from Kolkata as they lost to the home side Kerala Blasters by 2-1 unfortunately. But had the clear goal from Luis Garcia’s sublime volley not been denied, the story would have been completely different.
The Uzbek referee Ravsheen Irmatov and his counterparts at the sidelines clearly did not get it correct and as a result to that, Atletico de Kolkata slipped onto the second spot of the League table whereas Kerala, riding their luck, moved up to the third position.
Luis Garcia, who had been the victim today, once got lucky while playing for Liverpool. It was an all important 2nd leg of Champions League semifinal between English giants Liverpool and Chelsea. The first leg at Stamford Birdge ended at 0-0 and Luis Garcia’s “Ghost Goal” was the only goal which separated the two sides in the away league.
Czech official Lubos Michel awarded Liverpool the goal even though the ball did not cross the goal-line. Without this bit of luck, Liverpool could not have scripted that Istanbul heroics at final and eventually emerged as the Champions.
As we all know ” What goes around, comes around…”, in the aftermath of Luis Garcia’s bad luck for Atletico de Kolkata, the following video will tell you about a controversial decision that changed the course of Europe’s biggest Football extravaganza –