Independent Match Review Panel outcome – Hyundai A-League Round 18

The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) – consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Alan Contini and Adam D’Apuzzo – convened on Monday, 29 January 2018 to consider the below incidents arising in matches in Round 18 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season.

Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers FC

The MRP considered an incident involving Keanu Baccus (Baccus) of Western Sydney Wanderers FC in or around the 6th minute of Western Sydney Wanderers FC’s Round 18 match against Perth Glory on Sunday, 28 January 2018.

The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as Baccus was issued with a direct Red Card by the Referee.

The MRP determined that Baccus had committed the offence of denying the opposing team an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, as prescribed in Law 12 of the Laws of the Game.

The MRP confirmed that Baccus will serve a suspension of one (1) match, being the minimum sanction for the offence.