EUROPEAN FOOTBALL

Real Madrid TV blame’s referring for clasico loss

What prevented

Real Madrid TV, the capital club’s official television outlet, has cited the referee as the cause of their team’s 2-1 defeat to FC Barcelona.

The station stated in a four minute section that “el clásico had a name of its own, unfortunately: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea, who, along with his devoted squire in the VAR, César Soto Grado, took command to keep Real Madrid away from any chance of battling for the title.

“But nothing surprises us anymore about a referee who always harms Madrid with his mistakes. We already knew that. With De Burgos Bengoetxea, we would have to fight against twelve,” the channel said in reference to the Basque referee.

“His unfortunate refereeing prevented Madrid from winning at the Camp Nou”

According to the section, Gavi and Sergi Roberto both ought to have been dismissed from the game, and Marco Asensio’s goal, which was determined to be offside, ought to have stood.

“The two referees had a mission: to leave Madrid out of the fight for the league. And De Burgos and Soto Grado were not going to miss the opportunity to do so. That is why in the final minutes we saw two plays that we still do not understand. In the 81st, Asensio scored the winning goal, and the VAR annulled the goal for an alleged offside. They justified their decision with some unfortunate lines … as it suits them.”

Also, according to Real Madrid TV, Robert Lewandowski’s offensive foul on Franck Kessie should have resulted in the goal being disallowed.

“To close out their dream match, they validated Kessie’s goal. Objective achieved for De Burgos and Soto Grande, their future in refereeing is assured,” the report bitterly concluded.
Naturally, the international press did not have a quite as negative opinion of the refereeing efforts. Nonetheless, Barcelona now leads La Liga by 12 points. Nonetheless, Madrid can exact revenge in the Copa del Rey second leg, even if they have to recover from losing the first game 1-0.

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