|Full name||Andres Luis Joaquin Merlos|
|Birth|| San Rafael , Mendoza , Argentina |
May 8, 1981 (39 years)
|Category||FIFA (since 2020 )|
|Other occupation||Aircraft mechanic [ 1 ]|
Andres Merlos ( San Rafael , Mendoza , 8 of maypole of 1981 ) is a referee international of football Argentine , who heads the First Division of Argentina . As a FIFA referee , he directs matches for the Copa Libertadores de América and the Copa Sudamericana .
Controversy in Lanús-Arsenal
The 7 of November of 2014 , at the Estadio Nestor Diaz Perez, Lanus received at Arsenal by the fifteenth date of the Tournament Transition 2014 . With the match in favor of the visitor, Merlos added 5 minutes in an excessive way, since the process of the meeting did not merit it, and the local team reached the tie in the last gasp through Diego González , which led to a scandal and fight between both campuses. The referee decided to continue adding time and the local would get the victory in the ninth minute of addition through Lautaro Acosta , who after a controversial play in which, previously, there was the hand of Silvio Romero, got the final 3-2. Again there were riots on the playing field and Merlos was suspended indefinitely. [ 3 ]
Controversy in River-Vélez
The 22 of September of 2019 , were measured River and Velez at the stadium Monumental , the seventh round of the Superliga Argentina 2019/20 . The match ended with a 2 - 1 away win. However, this was conditioned by Merlos' referee failures. First, he did not ratify a penalty from goalkeeper Lucas Hoyos to Matías Suárez in the first half. In addition, he did not sanction another in favor of the millionaire after a blow from Gastón Giménez to Julián Álvarez. Later, touching the end of the match, he sanctioned a penalty correctly for Liniers' men , but the judge omitted a previous hand from Almada , which allowed him to take the ball before Armani's infraction . In addition, in addition time he scored a penalty for River Plate after a non-existent hand from the player Domínguez , who also was erroneously sent off after winning his second yellow on that play.
Following these rulings, Merlos was suspended for a date.
Controversy in San Lorenzo-Godoy Cruz
Andrés Merlos was in charge of directing the match where San Lorenzo de Almagro and Godoy Cruz were measured at the Pedro Bidegain Stadium , a match played on July 27 , 2019 , for the first date. It was a victory for the local team by 3 - 2. However, this was conditioned by the referee, since the cyclone won thanks to a penalty converted by Blandi in injury time, which was poorly sanctioned since there is no infraction at any time from Cardona to Ferrari , the latter simulating the foul, throwing himself to the ground.
- «The particular alternative profession of Andrés Merlos, the referee who will direct Boca for the Super League» . Retrieved December 27, 2019 .
- «Rafaela could not before Estudiantes, effective and accurate in the definition» . Retrieved December 27, 2019 .
- "Grana in scandal" . Retrieved December 27, 2019 .
- «Bernardi:" It's a shame because it can be lost, but the issue is how " » . Retrieved July 29, 2020 .
- "El Morro exploded, after the scandalous ending . " Retrieved July 29, 2020 .