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    Why wasn't Emiliano Martinez sent off despite his second yellow card?

    Martinez received a yellow card during the penalty shootout. Photo: Getty Images/Alex Pantling

    Aston Villa have booked their place in the Europa League semi-finals. ended the final in dramatic fashion by winning a dramatic penalty shootout in which goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez received a second yellow card but was not sent off.

    Martinez walked a tightrope from the 28th minute when he received his first booking for a waste of time: Villa had already lost 1-0 that evening, and restored the score to 2-2 on aggregate after a miraculous discovery from Lille midfielder Yusuf Yazici.

    Lille captain Benjamin Andre then doubled the home side's lead to give them the lead, but Villa left-back Matty Cash equalized in the dying minutes to send the match to extra time and penalties.< /p>

    Martinez, not Wasting time, he began to play mind games, picking up the ball after it had been placed by Nabil Bentaleb, the former Tottenham midfielder. For this he received a severe reprimand from the Slovak referee Ivan Kruzljak.

    Martinez was given a second reprimand when he celebrated saving Bentaleb's penalty by putting his finger to his lips in an attempt to silence the home fans. who booed him all the time, but Kruzlyak's patience ran out when Martinez was seen gesticulating on the edge of the court. The referee ran up to the Argentine and showed him a yellow card for the second time in the match, but did not show him a red one.

    Villa understands that two cards will force Martinez to miss the first semi-final match due to disqualification.

    Amy Martinez silences Lille fans by saving the first penalty 🧤

    Then hoping to get a second yellow from the referee?! 🤯

    But it is not deleted 😬#UECL

    📺 @TNTSports & @discoveryplusUK

    — Football on TNT Sport (@footballontnt) April 18, 2024 < p>Villa captain Douglas Louis ran from the halfway line to confront Kruzliak, who was as unaware of the rules as the rest of the stadium. But unbeknownst to him, Martinez was not sent off because cautions in normal or extra time do not carry over into the penalty shootout.

    Rule 10 of the rules of the game of the International Football Association Council states: “Warnings and warnings given during a match ( including extra time) do not carry over to kicks from the penalty mark (KFPM). A player who receives a yellow card both during the match and during the CFPM is not sent off. Two separate warnings are reported to the appropriate authorities.”

    Regardless, Martinez stayed on the field to prove once again that he was a hero and made a save a second time to deny Ande and send Villa into the field. the last four of the Europa Conference League and leave them as the last English club remaining in Europe this season.

    'I don’t know what the judge wants from me!'

    Amy Martinez speaks after Aston Villa's penalty shootout win in controversial circumstances 🧤#UECL | 🎙️ @J_Dyer_Official

    — Football on TNT Sports (@footballontnt) April 18, 2024 Martinez: 'It was my destiny to win here'

    Martinez insisted it was his 'destiny' Extend Aston Villa's European adventure after he was the hero of the penalty shootout despite receiving two bookings.

    The Argentine was subjected to hatred all evening in Lille after angering French football fans for the first time since his country's World Cup victory in Qatar 17 months ago.

    “In my career, I always say: I owe it to my teammates team in moments like this,” he said. “Even when we watched Real Madrid last night, the coach said we could go for penalties, and in moments like this, my box belongs to me.

    “ It's been a hell of a journey my whole career. I'm always a believer and a hard worker and I was destined to win again here.

    “This group of players and coaches are special, the owners are involved too, they are always behind.

    “It feels like we're going to do something special, I don't know if it's the Champions League or the Conference League, but we're trying to do everything we can to push the football club.”

    GIVE IT!!!!!

    — Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) April 18, 2024

    Martinez admitted he was confused by the rules after two warnings from Slovak referee Ivan Kruzljak.

    After saving Lille's first penalty from Bentaleb, he fell silent in front of the home fans and was booked soon after for complaining about the ball being missed for a penalty.

    “It's all about my reputation over time. – a waste because the other goalkeeper was doing the same thing,” he said.

    “I got a yellow card in the 30th minute and we were losing the game, so I don’t know what the referee wants from me ” .

    “Then there was no ball in the penalty kick and I asked the boy serving the ball for the ball and they gave me a warning, I just don’t understand the rules.”

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