Riestra beat Comunicaciones 1-0 for the Argentine Cup and the scandalous ending inevitably leads to remembering the 2016/17 Metropolitan B reduced final.
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After Morón became champion, the decisive key faced Malevo and Cartero, who had come second and fourth, respectively.
In the first leg, Comu won 1-0 on their home court. However, in the second leg something never seen before happened: Riestra won 2-0 and that result helped them advance, but with 5 minutes left the visiting team threatened to tie the series and a local fan entered the playing field.
El Cartero had had two crossbars and that invasion stopped the attacks, to the point that the game was suspended. The man who had entered the grass, it was later learned, had been Leandro Freire, a member of Riestra's squad.
Although the AFA statute makes it clear that if a match is suspended due to an event caused by a footballer or member of one of the teams, the Disciplinary Court resolved that the remaining time be played in a period of three minutes and another of two.
Finally, Riestra got the promotion that afternoon. Seven years later, for the Argentine Cup, the beneficiary was the same: the match referee added six minutes (without VAR) and once completed he added three more. There he took a non-existent penalty that gave the victory and qualification to the team that is currently competing in the League Cup.
The scandal in the match between Deportivo Riestra and Comunicaciones. (Video and capture: TyC Sports)