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Getafe file official complaint against Real Madrid for ‘illegal substitution’ in La Liga clash
Real Madrid had feared the worst when confusion on the touchline led to the team having 12 players on the pitch against Getafe this past weekend.
During the 84th minute of the game, coach Carlo Ancelotti decided to bring in Alvaro Odriozola at the expense of Marco Asensio. But at the same time, Eduardo Camavinga asked to be called off, after twisting his knee.
The fourth officials then hastily asked Asensio to remain on the pitch while subbing off Camavinga even when Odriozola was already inside the pitch.
Following the confusion, Getafe were in a position to file a complaint for ‘improper alignment’. And as Real Madrid had feared, it appears the La Liga outfit have launched an official complaint against the substitution, reports ESPN.
Getafe argue that the referee should not have allowed Real Madrid to change their substitution as Odriozola had already entered the pitch. The laws of football dictate that a substitution is completed as soon as the player enters the pitch.
The complaint was registered to RFEF’s Competition Commission. The report suggests that Getafe were not initially planning to file a complaint but later had a change of heart. It must be mentioned that Getafe are currently embroiled in the relegation slugfest.
With four matches remaining until the end of the season, Getafe are desperately seeking points as they linger in the relegation zone. They are currently 18th in the league table, one point behind safety.
If their complaint is upheld by the Competition Commission, Getafe would be awarded an automatic 3-0 victory, which would take their tally to 37 points – two points clear of safety.
However, Spanish media has maintained that Real Madrid will not face sanction as Asensio was still inside the pitch when Camavinga asked to be called off. So it will be interesting to see how the authorities interpret this incident
Real Madrid, in the meantime, have been made aware of the complaint and must submit a response within the coming days.
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Real Madrid preparing €80 million bid for Premier League superstar
Real Madrid have two of the world’s brightest prospects on their wings. Vinicius Jr has already made his name as one of the generation’s best talents on the left wing while Rodrygo Goes is not far from doing the same on the other flank.
However, the duo no longer have a central striker to complement them for the season to come. With both Karim Benzema and Mariano Diaz no longer in the squad, there Merengues have no options left to fill the number nine vacancy.
Harry Kane has quickly emerged as Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti’s favourite option to fill the void. However, reports earlier in the week claimed that Tottenham Hotspurs manager Daniel Levy wished to keep the striker in London and even quoted a €115 million price tag.
According to reports from MARCA, Los Blancos are preparing an opening offer worth €80 million for the English striker. Needless to say, the bid is not too far off from the Premier League side’s asking price.
Negotiations are expected to progress swiftly in the coming week. Given that not too much separates the two parties, one can expect Florentino Perez to come up with creative ways to bridge the gap.
Despite the relatively steep price tag, Real Madrid are in an advantageous position for two reasons.
For starters, Kane wishes to represent the club’s crest and reports even claim it is the only team for which he would leave the Premier League. Secondly, Daniel Levy does not wish to sell the player to direct competition in the Premier League, indirectly favouring the Merengues.
The 29-year-old has been Tottenham’s centre-piece since 2013 and has racked up goals for fun year after year. In the recently concluded season of the Premier League, he scored 30 goals and provided three assists in 38 appearances in addition to creating 14 big chances.