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The world champion received two yellow cards, but continued the match and won a penalty shootout in the CL: how is this possible

Oleksandr ChekanovNews
Martinez won the match for Aston Villa

Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez made history in world football during the Conference League quarterfinals against French side Lille. The Argentine goalkeeper once again provoked the opponent, for which he received a yellow card during a penalty shootout.

The world champion received two yellow cards, but continued the match and won a penalty shootout in the CL: how is this possible
The world champion received two yellow cards, but continued the match and won a penalty shootout in the CL: how is this possible

At the same time, in the 39th minute, Martinez was punished by the referee with a warning for delaying the time when taking a shot from the goal. However, instead of being sent off during the post-match penalty shootout, no sanctions were imposed on the 2022 World Cup champion.

The world champion received two yellow cards, but continued the match and won a penalty shootout in the CL: how is this possible
The world champion received two yellow cards, but continued the match and won a penalty shootout in the CL: how is this possible

The thing is that at the end of 120 minutes, all yellow cards are reset to zero and warnings are counted separately for the 11-meter series. This rule allowed Martinez to continue defending his goal. As a result, Emiliano saved two shots from Lille players and led his team to the semifinals of the Conference League.

The world champion received two yellow cards, but continued the match and won a penalty shootout in the CL: how is this possible

Thus, the Argentine became the first to take advantage of the rule introduced in 2020. "Villa became the only English team to reach the semifinals of this season's European Cups. Before that, Manchester City and Arsenal were eliminated from the Champions League in the quarterfinals, and Liverpool and West Ham from the Europa League.

The world champion received two yellow cards, but continued the match and won a penalty shootout in the CL: how is this possible

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