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Fringe Real Madrid star to be given more minutes after starring display vs Mallorca



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After going 1-0 down midway through the first half against RCD Mallorca, Real Madrid showed resilience and determination to pull off a comeback and rout their opponents 4-1.

While the goalscorers stole the limelight, some players went under the radar despite game-changing performances. One such star was Dani Ceballos.

And according to AS (h/t RM4Arab), the Spaniard will have many minutes under Carlo Ancelotti in the upcoming games after his display against the team from the Balearic islands.

The midfielder has reportedly gained the respect of the manager and captains with his hard work. In the game against Mallorca, he showed that he deserves to be in the starting lineup regularly.

Last season, Ceballos made only 11 appearances for Real Madrid. In his 275 minutes of action, he failed to make any goal contributions.

The midfielder was on the club’s departure list for a long time in the summer transfer window. However, his move away from the Bernabeu did not materialise.

In his first start of the season on Sunday, Ceballos completed 91% of his passes and got an assist. He made four key passes and completed three successful dribbles, while also having a shot saved.

Defensively, he was on point with 14 duels won and three tackles. His press resistance and creative vision made him one of the most important players in the first half.

Ceballos will compete with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchoumeni and Federico Valverde for a starting spot in midfield. While he is not high in the pecking order, the tight schedule almost guarantees him minutes in the coming weeks. 

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Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report



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Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid want a major change in the Spanish refereeing system.

The reporter writes that the team from the Spanish capital has taken the issue as their top priority mostly because of what happened in the recent derby defeat against Atletico Madrid

Los Blancos are determined to relentlessly steer a significant overhaul of the refereeing structure, and they have no intention of resting in their pursuit. 

Their discontent comes not only from recent events, particularly the contentious derby match but also from a deep-seated frustration with the state of refereeing itself.

Real Madrid not hiding their discontent

The journalist mentions that Real Madrid are unapologetic about their continuous criticism of the refereeing community, firmly believing that a transformation is of utmost importance.

Even prior to the emergence of the Negreira case, the Merengues had been vocal about their dissatisfaction with those responsible for overseeing the refereeing unit. 

For what it is worth, the revelation of the former vice president of the CTA’s financial ties to Barcelona only solidified Real Madrid’s resolve to advocate for a complete overhaul in referee management.

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Real Madrid are suspicious

Real Madrid firmly assert that any influence from Negreira’s historical decisions in certain key positions raises suspicions about the fairness of the competition. 

For that, the management will do everything in its power to achieve a certain level of transparency within the organization that it believes is currently overshadowed by historical baggage.

As of today, Real Madrid continue to voice their concerns through their official channels.

Right now their ultimate goal is to eliminate the involvement of Clos Gomez in VAR decisions, marking the beginning of a long-standing battle they are fighting.

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