‘Aren’t a reason to give a penalty’ – Former La Liga ref unhappy with decision against Barcelona in El Clasico

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Real Madrid ran out convincing 3-1 winners at the end of Saturday afternoon’s El Clasico clash against Barcelona.

Los Blancos had come charging out of the blocks at Camp Nou, and took an early lead through Fede Valverde.

That was quickly wiped out by Ansu Fati, scoring Barcelona’s 400th goal against their eternal rivals.

Thereafter, the match see-sawed from end to end, and it really lived up to its billing.

However, just when Barca were getting on top in the second half, a decision went against them which turned the tide in the match.

It was a contentious one too, as both Sergio Ramos and Clement Lenglet tussled for the ball in the Barca penalty area.

Both had their hands on each other, but the Frenchman pulled Ramos’ shirt for slightly longer than was necessary, giving Real’s captain the opportunity to go down theatrically and then beg for a penalty.

Incredibly, after a VAR review, it was given, but former La Liga referee, Juan Andujar Oliver, was unhappy with the award.

“These little tugs aren’t a reason to give a penalty,” he told Radio MARCA, cited by MARCA.

“[Otherwise] there’d be 40 given per game.”

In the end, it didn’t matter as Real went on to score a third through Luka Modric to take the spoils again in this fixture.

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  1. Real Vardrid at their dubious best, nothing suprises me any more , the same way the cheated their way to the league last season with countless penalties and also against real betis this season, shame.

  2. This particular referee must be question by la Liga body to ensure that such incidents should not be repeated again, He turn the tie, he weaken barca, be hasn’t been fair, he is not supposed to officiated such game, he favored real,

  3. It very delicate that as a defender, you are holding another person’s clothe in your post. What was controversial there when he displayed his in-experience? Most we all blow to know the FIFA rules again? If the ref had likewise rule out the penality, what would have been said?

  4. It’s sometime funny when such decision are taking against your team.
    But the fact still remains real were the better side. Barça must accept the loss and start to access their mistakes and correct them.
    This is not Barça, players from bench can’t make any impact. Oh!

  5. Well….am not surprise, that is the game of football of which anything is possible to happen….today is R.Madrid’s turn, tomorrow it could be Barcelona turn as well…..that is football…..

  6. la liga president is a huge supporter of real Madrid admit by himself.
    Well, we did say we wanted our football officials to be
    more honest.
    La Liga President Javier Tebas has made a gutsy
    admission—on the week of El Clasico, no less.
    He’s a Real Madrid fan—a big one.
    Tebas made the admission in an interview with Spanish
    newspaper AS , as translated by the Mirror:
    If I say I don’t support Madrid, then that would be
    hypocritical and I would be painted as a liar. And I
    certainly don’t like to be called a liar.
    Imagine if I said that I loved all teams, and then it
    came out that I supported Madrid since I was a
    boy, went to 27 Clasicos in the past, that I
    celebrated Madrid wins with friends in a bar.
    I prefer to call it as it is.
    You have to admire his honesty, but Barcelona fans are
    sure to start screaming conspiracy if there is a
    controversial decision on Saturday.

  7. The ref is certainly against barcelona that’s it because two penalties should have awarded to the bluagrana

    1. I must admit that ur gesture is wrong my dear..var favouritism happens everywhere,both in seria a, and even the premier league.

  8. You guys are crying now, what should we call the one kuipers blew against AC Milan in 2012 against barcelona, this referee here complaining was just shouting for nothing

  9. That ref must be suspended,so that he can go and learn more about hw to officiate such games like these.

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