RFEF avoid Pena action
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Valeron suffered a fracture of his leg and his absence showed in Depor's embarrassing 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Depor had asked for Pena to be suspended for the same period of time that Valeron would be out for, but the RFEF pointed out that referee Perez Burrul had already booked the Bolivian and they could not, under league rules, keep him out for longer.
Valladolid coach Pepe More can count on Pena for their game against Real Madrid, something that pleased the player greatly.
Pena said: "Let's hope this is the last we hear of the game.
"They have said that I intended to hurt Valeron and that is not the truth, as you can see from the television cameras."
The incident has provoked much debate in Spain, with many expecting Pena to made an example of.
Mauro Silva said: "The referees must get together and I just do not consider it natural that they send off a player for protesting (Erwin Lemmens) and show a yellow card to someone that leaves a team-mate with a broken leg."