Referee orders players back from dressing room after blowing whistle a minute early in Sevilla’s win over Granada

SEVILLA’S clash with Granada ended in farcical fashion after the players were forced back out from the dressing-room after a refereeing howler.

The hilariously bad error from the official took place during the LaLiga clash on Sunday.

Sevilla beat their rivals 2-1 to stay firmly in the four-way title race.

But the game ended in comical circumstances when the official mistakenly blew for full-time early.

Four minutes had been signalled to be added on, but he whistled after only three had been played.

Ivan Rakitic slotted in a penalty after 16 minutes to give the hosts the lead.

Argentine midfielder Lucas Ocampo then doubled Sevilla's lead early after the break by combining with compatriot Papu Gomez.

Granada's Roberto Soldado then converted a penalty in the 90th minute as the drama was about to unfold.

The ex-Tottenham forward and his team-mates thought they had four minutes of added time to find an equaliser, only for ref Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea to call time after three minutes.

Knowing the official had dropped a clanger, furious Granada players instantly surrounded the official.


Most of Sevilla’s players had already left the pitch and were back in the changing room.

However, after a few minutes the ref amazingly ordered the Sevilla team to return to the pitch, after many of them had taken off their kit.

Despite the hilarious scenes, they did manage to see out the extra 60 seconds to record a fifth consecutive league victory which took them to 70 points after 33 games 

They remain in fourth spot just one point behind both Barcelona, who are third with a game in hand, and second-placed Real Madrid.

Sevilla are three points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who visit Athletic Bilbao later tonight.

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