The VAR system was decisive in the next to last weekend, especially in helping to decide who goes down with Huesca and Rayo. The key match was between Girona and Levante, and with the scores level at 1-1, referee Del Cerro Grande awarded a penalty in favour of the Catalans for what he considered was a foul by Coke on Pere Pons, showing a red card to the defender at the same time. However on review he decided to overturn both decisions, and a few minutes later Bardhi got the winner for the visitors, virtually condemning Eusebio’s side to relegation. Girona now have to recover a three point gap and a seven goal difference with Celta if they are to stay up, but it could have been different if Villarreal had not won 1-0 against Eibar. There too VAR came into play, Cuadra Fernández changing his decision to allow a possible late equaliser by Charles after video evidence proved the striker was marginally offside. Justice was done in the end then, more proof (as if it were ever needed) that goal-line technology can only be positive for the game. (14.05.19)

Name Games played Yellow cards Red cards Total
Estrada Fernández 24 163 22 185
Gil Manzano 22 132 7 139
Sánchez Martínez 24 131 6 137
De Burgos Bengoetxea 23 132 3 135
Mateu Lahoz 22 125 7 132
Munuera Montero 20 121 5 126
Hernández Hernández 18 121 4 125
Melero López 22 117 5 122
Martínez Munuera 23 111 5 116
Iglesias Villanueva 19 103 10 113