In a statement, Cadiz demanded a review of the last moments of their match with Elche since VAR was ineffective in stopping a late equalizer they conceded.
On Monday night, the club was just minutes away from a crucial win in their relegation battle when Ezequiel Ponce equalized for the visitors.
According to a video circulating online, Ponce came back from an offside position to help spark a move that he eventually finished with a bullet header.
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Cadiz, who are currently 18th in La Liga, expressed disappointment that the goal was allowed to stand. The club also threatened legal action as a result of the two points loss.
The statement read;
“Today, January 17, 2023, the legal services of CÁDIZ CF SAD have submitted to the competent federative authorities, a brief challenging the meeting held before ELCHE, C.F., S.A.D, by virtue of which the annulment is requested of the well-deserved match and its resumption from minute 81 of it, at which time the refereeing team validated the goal scored by the ELCHE, C.F., S.A.D. D. Ezequiel Ponce, despite being preceded by a resounding and flagrant offside, not susceptible to interpretation, as shown by the images of the match.
“Quite the contrary, if necessary at the end of the season, depending on the sporting and economic damages that may be inferred from the final classification of CÁDIZ, C.F., S.A.D. In the First Division category, this Entity will evaluate the exercise of as many legal actions that assist it in Law, including the action of patrimonial responsibility against the persons, physical or legal, that in the last instance must respond for the damages and losses caused to CÁDIZ , C.F., S.A.D.”