Video: Lionel Messi escapes possible red card for violent conduct for his second game in a row

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It looks like Real Madrid and Barcelona are both trying to develop the narrative that VAR is biased in favour of the other, but the truth is that both teams have benefited from borderline decisions.

Real have had some very favourable offside decisions since the restart, while Lionel Messi has done well to avoid a red card on two occasions now.

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He avoided any action for a violent shove on Diego Carlos last week, but this tackle is legitimately dangerous and could’ve broken a leg:

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Again he escaped without a booking and we’ve seen red cards given for so much less, so he has to count himself lucky here.


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