The red card of Hirving Lozano in the 45th minute, PSV against sc Heerenveen expensive and ultimately led to loss of points (2-2). Or arbitrator Dennis Higler the Mexican visit of the field is sent, is the question. There was in any case much debate.
“I think it’s not a red card, yellow is sufficient”, said Arnold Bruggink at Fox Sports in the studio. “Woudenberg pretends to be full in the face is hit.” Lozano turned just before half-time away at his opponent and swung then with his arm to the back, where he Lucas Woudenberg hit. “He wants to push. In the repetition, what the referee does not see, seems to be much worse. The referee thinks ‘punch'”, adds Kenneth Perez.
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Referee Higler didn’t hesitate for a moment about the red card. “I had a pretty good field of view. I saw a percussive movement to the rear, with power and speed,” said Higler at Fox Sports. “My assistant also came directly on the line with ‘red, red, red!’. For us, it was the decision, therefore, quite clear.”
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PSV coach Phillip Cocu reacted well afterwards: “I could not see it, it happened on the other side of the field,” he said. “Is Hirving completely confused, that it was a red card for got it.” The Mexican attacker misses by the field reference is possible Sunday’s cracker against Feyenoord in De Kuip. Titelconcurrent Ajax can Sunday afternoon the difference with the leader PSV, in any case, reduce to five points. The Locals have to win on a visit at PEC Zwolle.