Club América fans are furious after referee makes the correct calls in Leagues Cup

Nashville SC defeated Club América 2-2 (6-5 on penalty kicks) Wednesday night in the Leagues Cup to advance to the quarterfinals. The result has become highly controversial with América/Mexico fans calling it a robbery.

The biggest talking point came in the penalty shootout when it initially looked like América goalkeeper Luis Malagón had won his side the game when he denied Jack Maher.

Fans joke that the Leagues Cup is rigged for Messi and Inter Miami after questionable calls

Inter Miami and Lionel Messi advanced to the Leagues Cup Round of 16 on Tuesday after defeating Orlando City 3-1 at DRV PNK Stadium. Messi scored twice in the victory, but that’s not the big discussion this time.

Some fans are questioning calls from the referee and joking that the tournament is rigged for Messi and Miami.

The two major incidents that raised eyebrows were a soft penalty call in Miami’s favor in the second half and the lack of a foul called against Messi.

Amateur player kills himself two days after a video of him assaulting a ref went viral

Next to the railroad tracks and with a gunshot to his head. That's how the Argentine police found the body of Williams Tapón, a 24-year-old amateur soccer player that went viral over the weekend in the South American country after a video of him assaulting a referee during a local league emerged online.

What happened?

Following a series of controversial calls made by referee Ariel Paniagua during a game played last Saturday, Tapón got riled up when a teammate was sent off and decided to attack the official by punching and kicking his head.

No VAR needed: Player sent off after dropping his pants and urinating on the field

When you have to pee, you have to pee. That's probably what Argentino de Merlo midfielder Leonel Ovejero was thinking when struck by the natural urge, so he decided to drop his pants and proceeded to urinate on the field where the game between his team and Sacachispas was being played.

Little did he know the act would cost him a straight red card.

Panamá le hace un golazo de chilena a México. El VAR lo anula y lo salva del ridículo

México se quedó con el tercer puesto de la Liga de Naciones de la Concacaf luego de vencer a Panamá por 1-0.

La victoria, sin embargo, no sirvió para sanar las heridas que dejó la humillante derrota ante Estados Unidos en las semifinales del torneo. Porque el coraje sigue vivo y porque honestamente el Tri tuvo una performance bastante discreta ante los canaleros.

De hecho, si no es por la intervención del VAR, la Selección Mexicana podría haber sido víctima de otro ridículo histórico.

Referee for UCL final apologizes for partaking in extreme-right movement event in Poland

Szymon Marciniak will fulfill his role as the referee for the Champions League final after the Pole apologized for participating in an event associated with an extreme-right movement, Europe's soccer governing body UEFA said on Friday.

UEFA were investigating his presence at an event organized in Katowice on Monday, saying they "abhor the values that are promoted by the group", but kept him on as the referee after an apology and clarification from an anti-discrimination body.

César Montes hace un gol, le anulan otro y no puede evitar el dramático descenso del Espanyol

César Montes lo dio todo. Cada gramo de sudor y hasta un par de cabezazos que parecían heroicos. Sin embargo, entre el VAR y un gol a los 90+3' del Valencia, el Cachorro no pudo evitar el dramático descenso del Espanyol.

Los periquitos igualaron 2-2 con el equipo che y a una jornada pendiente, las matemáticas simplemente no alcanzan para la salvación. C'est fini.

César Montes desciende con Espanyol

Ante Valencia, Montes dio esperanzas.

¿ChiVAR? ¿Ratlas? Los penales cobrados y no cobrados en el Atlas vs. Chivas

Los rojinegros del Atlas lograron llevarse el primer capítulo del Clásico Tapatío de los cuartos de final del Clausura 2023 después de derrotar al Guadalajara por un marcador de 1-0. Sin embargo, un par de decisiones arbitrales rayando en lo polémico opacaron lo hecho en cancha por ambos equipos.

Penales, penales, penales y más penales.

Secret agent José Mourinho wears wire to protect himself against refs during Roma match

AS Roma manager José Mourinho stole a move straight out of the pages of a spy novel when he wore a wire on the touchline during his team's 1-1 draw at Monza in Serie A on Wednesday, which he said was to protect himself from the match officials.

Mourinho, who is no stranger to clashes with referees, tore into Daniele Chiffi after the game, describing the 38-year-old official as "the worst I've ever encountered."

The 15 weirdest, most absurd Liga MX moments of the Clausura 2023

Time for a recap.

After 17 riveting matchweeks, the regular phase of the Clausura 2023 is over. Teams are now getting ready for the playoffs, but while we wait, we decided to look back and bring back the memories of an unforgettable tournament.

FYI, though, do not expect goals or new tactical theories coming from our fields. We are here to show moments that make Liga MX that imperfect tournament you adore.