Winger Lucas Ocampos said he had “never seen anything like it” after Sevilla and Granada were told to return to the pitch and play the final minute of their La Liga game on Sunday.
Sevilla won 2-1 to keep themselves in the title race, but only after referee Ricardo de Burgos blew for full-time 60 seconds too early.
Despite four minutes being added on, De Burgos called time after 93 minutes.
Some players had started taking their kit off before being asked to return.
“I’ve never seen anything like it.” said Sevilla’s Ocampos. “We had basically taken our kit off.”
Granada, who pulled a goal back through Roberto Soldado in the 90th minute, protested to the referee when the final whistle went.
De Burgos realised his error and the game restarted several minutes later, though Sevilla midfielder Fernando had taken his shirt off and Marcos Acuna had to put his boots, socks and shinpads back on.
“They make mistakes like we all do and he tried to rectify it,” said Granada boss Diego Martinez. “Although it did hurt us because we were chasing a goal and the dynamic wasn’t the same.”
Sevilla secured the win thanks to Ivan Rakitic’s penalty in the first half and an Ocampos strike early in the second, to stay in fourth place and move within three points of leaders Atletico Madrid.
“There was a problem with the watch or something like that,” said Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui.
“It was a strange situation, with a lot of confusion. But I don’t want to put it in the news. It happened, we all make mistakes.”
- 12KoundéBooked at 90mins
- 20Santos Silva
- 19AcuñaBooked at 90mins
- 10RakiticSubstituted forVázquezat 86′minutes
- 24GómezSubstituted forTorresat 73′minutes
- 7Fernández SaezSubstituted forJordánat 59′minutes
- 9de JongSubstituted forEn-Nesyriat 59′minutes
- 5OcamposSubstituted forGudeljat 86′minutes
- 11El Haddadi
- 1Dantas da Silva
- 3PérezSubstituted forMachísat 45′minutes
- 4GonalonsSubstituted forMontoroat 59′minutesBooked at 87mins
- 15NevaSubstituted forMolinaat 72′minutes
- 24KenedyBooked at 34minsSubstituted forMarín Ruizat 45′minutes
- 10Rodríguez DíazBooked at 67mins
- 7SuárezSubstituted forSoldadoat 68′minutes
- 14Vico Villegas
- 17Marín Ruiz
- Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
Match ends, Sevilla 2, Granada CF 1.
Second Half ends, Sevilla 2, Granada CF 1.
Jules Koundé (Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jules Koundé (Sevilla).
Germán Sánchez (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Óliver Torres (Sevilla).
Yangel Herrera (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Sevilla 2, Granada CF 1. Roberto Soldado (Granada CF) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Marcos Acuña (Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
VAR Decision: Penalty Granada CF.
Penalty conceded by Marcos Acuña (Sevilla) with a hand ball in the penalty area.
Attempt blocked. Roberto Soldado (Granada CF) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Darwin Machís with a cross.
Marcos Acuña (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dimitri Foulquier (Granada CF).
Ángel Montoro (Granada CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Franco Vázquez (Sevilla) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ángel Montoro (Granada CF).
Substitution, Sevilla. Franco Vázquez replaces Ivan Rakitic.
Substitution, Sevilla. Nemanja Gudelj replaces Lucas Ocampos.
Joan Jordán (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.