Home » CL M: Moment that decided big match: Belogorie coach gets red card, Perugia fans in ecstasy (VIDEO)

CL M: Moment that decided big match: Belogorie coach gets red card, Perugia fans in ecstasy (VIDEO)

by WoV
source: belogorievolley.ru, youtube.com/glpinella

When two big teams meet, only small details decide the outcome of the match. This is exactly what happened in Sir Safety Perugia – Belogorie Belgorod clash in Pool E of the 2017 CEV Men’s Volleyball Champions League, last night.

Perugia vs. Belogorie

Perugia vs. Belogorie


Italian runners-up won the match in the tie-break but Russian side is furious with referees due to one of their decisions that occurred in the finish of this set. The umpire from Sweden Stefan Bernström showed red card to Belogorie coach Aleksandr Kosarev, preceded by two consecutive yellow cards, at 13-12 for Perugia. It meant that Italian team got a point for 14-12. A match point.

Belogorie website accused a referee for spoiling the match with this decision which, according to them, was totally unnecessary.

What happened? Belogorie middle blocker Artem Smolyar made a service error, sending a ball out of bounds, which was confirmed by a video-check. Belogorie coach Kosarev complained and got two yellow cards in a row, which equals red card. Nevertheless, Belogorie website claim Smolyar already admitted sending the ball out of bounds, so the red card should not been showed by the Swedish referee. Big question remain – Observing previous developments, why did Kosarev protest?

Here is a video of the moment when Kosarev got red card and a reaction of one of his players, Taras Khtey (number 4), who was looking into direction of Kosarev and showed clear dissatisfaction for his behavior…


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Random January 19, 2017 - 10:30 am

Remember when Thailand got a red card during the Olympic Qualification? Referees just have to ruin everything don’t they.

John Doe January 20, 2017 - 9:57 am

You really don’t understand what happened. Belgorod got a delay warning for requesting a time out after beckoning for service. After that yellow card, they again asked for a time out, without a rally having been played. This is clearly stated in the rules. After a delay warning a rally must be played before a new request for time out is permitted. It was not the coach that got a penalty, but the team that got a delay penalty.


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