After a weekend of controversial refereeing decisions in round six of the 2011 Clausura Gimnasia y Esgrima played Tigre in the early Monday evening kick-off. The first half of this relegation six pointer finished one apiece after a well taken goal from Diego Morales for the visitors and an equally good equaliser for Gimnasia from Juan Neira.
Referee Germán Delfino seemed to be strongly favouring the home side, especcially after ignoring their penalty appeals for a blatant shirt pull and shove on Denis Straqualursi. In the 57th minute Delfino really made his mark on the game, deciding to send off Tigre's Martín Galmarini and cancel the goal he had just scored for an imaginary handball offence, the replay shows that Galmarini's hand was up but nowhere near the ball. Note the disingenuous nature of the Gimnasia defender Aguero appealing for handball when he knew that he himself headed the ball towards his own goal.
What made it even worse is that the ten men of Tigre conceded another goal and lost the game 2-1.
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