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Has fair play disappeared?

Posted on | September 18, 2008 | No Comments

Football is one of the most beloved sports in the world and it should remain so. Usually football is associated with passion, emotion, excitement, dedication and not at last fair play.



Unfortunately it wasn’t the case last night, in the opening game of the Uefa Champions League Group F, Lyon against Fiorentina.
In 73th minute with Lyon trying to come back from two goals behind,  Piquionne scored  a controversial goal. After a duel in the six yard box, Zauri remained down with a head injury. The referee didn’t stopped the match and Lyon un-sportingly refused to kick the ball out.
Piquionne scored the goal from Benzema‘s pass. Zauri couldn’t continue and he had to be replaced with Jorgensen.
Lyon equalized five minutes from time as Fiorentina lost their heads.
After the game Gilardino the scorer of both goals for Fiorentina launched an attack on French team.
Also Zauri and Prandelli complained about the referee decision.
Let’s hope that such things will not repeat too often and we enjoy the matches.



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