The decision to put Polished
Santana as a referee in the first game of the play-off final for promotion to First Division, he has Surprised on Girona. The Canarian referee, who refereed the League match that was played in Vallecas two months ago, did not whistle two very clear penalties favorable to the Gironans and after the meeting those of Montilivi sent a complain to the referees committee for the performance experienced in Madrid.
The bad memories have returned to the minds of the Girona fans and the members of the squad with the designation, at least risky, of the RFEF to award the first game of the final to the Canarian Pulido Santa, who together with Victor
Frank (VAR) will be in charge of directing the meeting.
The coincidences, or not, life is crossed again by the Canarian referee and Girona, who has only lost one match of the last 16 that has played counting regular league and playoff and was with Pulido Santana as main referee and with a performance more than debatable in Vallecas.
The match ended 2-1 favorable to those of Iraola, but the controversy started very early. In the first half neither Pulido Santana nor the VAR signaled a clear penalty from Fran García to Arnau Martínez inside the area and already in the final stretch the referee, warned by the video refereeing, renounced a maximum penalty that had been whistled by hands despite to have seen the action a few meters away.
This season Pulido Santana has directed in two more times to Girona and in both the end has been happy. The first of these was at the beginning of the competition, in the 0-1 victory for Francisco's team in Butarque. The second, the derby against Espanyol in which the Girona team also won by the minimum, in that case 1-0.