In the final minutes of the match at the Camp Nou, Levante claimed for handball after José Luis Morales’ shot hit Samuel Umtiti in the area.
Levante players tell Lopez that there was a handball over Umtiti’s situation
Paco Lopez and Levante were disappointed that they thought there should have been a penalty in their favour against Barcelona on Sunday night. In the final minutes of the match at the Camp Nou, Levante claimed for handball after José Luis Morales’ shot hit Samuel Umtiti in the area. After a lengthy review of the VAR, no penalty was given, and Levante was given a corner instead. “I haven’t seen the incident,” Levante boss Lopez said after the game. “My players tell me that it did hit Umtiti’s hand that he took him away and that it should have been a penalty. But if they looked at it and said “no,” then we will think no too. I did not see this from my position.”
Levante pushed for an equalizer towards the end of the meeting, and Lopez felt that his side deserved more for their efforts. “I’m leaving here annoyed because no one likes to lose, especially after the game that the team had,” added Lopez. “The commitment, the application, the organization we had — the risks. When Barcelona let you, you must have the ball, when you have the opportunity to have it. I am stunned because I could have points here.But at the same time I am proud the work that the team has done and the way they believe and how that feeling makes the team feel confident about what they do and what they work for.”