Real Madrid at the heart of a new scandal


By: Manu Tournoux

Author of the opener against Leipzig (1-1), Vinicius Jr should logically have been sent off around ten minutes earlier.

Real Madrid were very scared against Leipzig. However, the Madrilenians seemed to have done the hardest part thanks to their 1-0 first leg victory in Germany. However, Carlo Ancelotti’s troops were manhandled throughout the match and despite Vinicius Jr’s opening score in the second half, the Germans never gave up, quickly equalizing before camping in front of the Madrid goal to snatch the lead. extensions.

Leipzig multiplied the chances and even found the bar in added time on an inspiration from Dani Olmo. And Real Madrid could be all the more relieved at the final whistle as they benefited, once again, from a big refereeing error. Vinicius Jr, who relieved his team by opening the score, should logically have been sent off at the start of the second half.

“Vinicius deserved red”

But despite a charge in the back on Willi Orban then a stroller on the Hungarian defender both but on the neck, the Brazilian got away with a simple yellow card when the red card was necessary. But the referee was lenient and the VAR was careful not to intervene. After strongly protesting to Mr. Massa, particularly after the final whistle, the Germans remained measured in front of the media.

The Barcelona press was much more scathing. “New scandal at the Bernabéu! “, thus titled Sport while Mundo Deportivo mentioned “a stroller that will be talked about”. Even former La Liga referees did not understand Mr Massa’s decision. “He can kick it out because on the second action it goes to the neck, not the chest. If he gives him a yellow card for the foul and another for the stroller, that makes two. He could have expelled him. Today, Madrid should have been down to ten! And the goal was scored by a player who should have been sent off.”thus estimated Iturralde González, Mateu Lahoz also considering that “Vinicius deserved red. He still hit him in the neck. »

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