The Negreira case

F1_STK

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Mateu Lahoz: "If you think that Negreira influenced the referees, why did I refuse a valid Barça goal for the title match?"

BIG BREAKING: Mateu Lahoz has admitted before Civil Guardia that there were some occasions in his career where he 'harmed' Barça. The referee, who retired this year, has acknowledged that there have been "situations that are difficult to referee" in which "it has benefited some clubs or others".
For example:
• In the 2014 CdR final between Real Madrid and Barça in Di María's 1-0 goal, Mateu Lahoz acknowledges that there was a suspicion of a possible offside but he gave the goal.
• He later also recalled that he anulled a goal against Messi in the match against Atlético de Madrid in the last match that decided the La Liga that season.
• Lahoz also said that he gave a non-existent penalty to Lucas Digne in Las Palmas. “It was the first penalty called against Barça, and it wasn't, after a long time.”
[Via: La Vanguardia]


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The Guardia Civil interrogated referees in relation to the Negreira case. The Guardia Civil asked them: "Did Negreira influence your decisions?"... The most common answers by the referees were: "Not at all, Negreira didn't", "0 influence", "Impossible"
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Mateu Lahoz declared to the Guardia Civil: "It is impossible that Negreira had the capacity to alter the competition."
[La Vanguardia]
 

Gnidrologist

Senior Member
Good man Lahoz heh? I actually liked his refereeing overall. Don't think he was extremely biased towards one team or another. His main problem was that like many spanish or latino refs he loved being the main "star" of the game and indulged in conflicts and controversies that didn't need to be there. Just vain guy. The current outspokenness is part of that. He wants to be noticed, whether what he tells is true or not.
 

khaled_a_d

Senior Member
Good man Lahoz heh? I actually liked his refereeing overall. Don't think he was extremely biased towards one team or another. His main problem was that like many spanish or latino refs he loved being the main "star" of the game and indulged in conflicts and controversies that didn't need to be there. Just vain guy. The current outspokenness is part of that. He wants to be noticed, whether what he tells is true or not.

Yeah, star of the show syndrome.
Tebas is like that too, Laporta loves spotlights, Pique etc.
 

JamDav1982

Senior Member
It is never going to be about referees being told to influence games.... the Spanish authorities dont even want that as makes the game corrupt.

This will come down to them saying trying to prove Barca sought to cheat and have unfair influence even if it did not occur.

This is way it has been going since they added those extra charges about Negreira being a public official.. which Barca will fight also.
 

Windhook

Well-known member
More and more this case seems fabricated. Lahoz was Spain's top referee, likeable, decent guy, I hated each time he ref'd Barca games. Best he could do was call apparent fouls on Messi.
 

serghei

Senior Member
That Messi goal in the title decider is not on Lahoz. I didn't even notice the ball got to Messi from the defender in the live feed. That's something var was invented for.
 

JamDav1982

Senior Member

The @partidazocope has had access to the summary secret of the Negreira Case. In the 21 statements of referees and former referees before the civil guard.

ALL: -
They found out that Barça paid the Negreiras through 'Radio Barcelona'.

They agreed that Negreira NEVER hinted at ANYTHING about ANY PARTY.

They agreed that Barça's payments did NOT interfere with the integrity of the competition.

Some assistant referees who testified before the civil guard did recognize that Negreira Jr took them from the hotel to the Camp Nou, but he also did this in Cornellá for the matches at the Espanyol field and in Girona. A client of Negreira's who refereed in the second division also recognized that Negreira Jr took him to second division fields, to Nastic, to Sabadell.

Some statements from the 12 former referees questioned by the civil guard: - Iñaki Fernandez Hinojosa, retired referee in 2006 who ended badly with Sanchez Arminio, said: “Negreira practically did NOTHING since he was NOT qualified, not even technically, and it was President Arminio who managed everything. - Luismi Martinez Montoro: “The one in charge (in Comoté) was SANCHEZ ARMINIO.” - According to Pino Zamorano, the promotions and relegations were decided by THE CUPULATE OF THE CTA with the territorial ones.

He also believed that hiring Negreira's son had NO reward. - Gonzalez Gonzalez, who is in litigation with the federation for an unfair dismissal: “Negreira had little decision-making capacity. His hiring by Barça did NOT influence the competition.

MATEU LAHOZ was unaware of Negreira's functions in the CTA.
 

iniestaGOAT

Senior Member

The @partidazocope has had access to the summary secret of the Negreira Case. In the 21 statements of referees and former referees before the civil guard.

ALL: -
They found out that Barça paid the Negreiras through 'Radio Barcelona'.

They agreed that Negreira NEVER hinted at ANYTHING about ANY PARTY.

They agreed that Barça's payments did NOT interfere with the integrity of the competition.

Some assistant referees who testified before the civil guard did recognize that Negreira Jr took them from the hotel to the Camp Nou, but he also did this in Cornellá for the matches at the Espanyol field and in Girona. A client of Negreira's who refereed in the second division also recognized that Negreira Jr took him to second division fields, to Nastic, to Sabadell.

Some statements from the 12 former referees questioned by the civil guard: - Iñaki Fernandez Hinojosa, retired referee in 2006 who ended badly with Sanchez Arminio, said: “Negreira practically did NOTHING since he was NOT qualified, not even technically, and it was President Arminio who managed everything. - Luismi Martinez Montoro: “The one in charge (in Comoté) was SANCHEZ ARMINIO.” - According to Pino Zamorano, the promotions and relegations were decided by THE CUPULATE OF THE CTA with the territorial ones.

He also believed that hiring Negreira's son had NO reward. - Gonzalez Gonzalez, who is in litigation with the federation for an unfair dismissal: “Negreira had little decision-making capacity. His hiring by Barça did NOT influence the competition.

MATEU LAHOZ was unaware of Negreira's functions in the CTA.

In short another L for Madrid
No need to worry. They are used to taking Ls.
 

khaled_a_d

Senior Member
BREAKING NEWS: Joaquín Aguirre, the judge and instructor of the Negreira case, has already presented his conclusions and made it clear that there are 𝐍𝐎 indications that Barça could influence referees through payments to Negreira to achieve better results. • The judge has also indicated that he is only going to investigate this case because he sees some 'tax crimes', not because of sports corruption.


 

Porque

Senior Member
He went on to say that he believes that Barcelona paid Negreira in order to favour the referees towards Madrid, so that Barcelona could further build their "mes que un club" brand position.
 

Loki

Active member
This case was from the start built on sand. A judge with a history of failure, as well as Madrid's press blew it out of proportion to damage our club and no matter the outcome the damage is done, look it this season. Madrid profits extremly from VAR, while our players need to lose a leg to get a penalty, because no referee wants his name in Madrid's dirty outlets.
I really hope Laporta sues anyone who opened his mouth or published some bullshit over this case without any evidence.
 

JamDav1982

Senior Member
Wouldnt take this source as gospel.

Even if true that they cant find evidence of corruption they will still go after Barca for attempting it.
 

Windhook

Well-known member
Took money from Barca to pimp refs and did nada. No referee has come forward with anything in this Surviving Negreira documentary. The prosecution has no evidence, other than the payments for "consulting".
 

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