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Getafe file official complaint against Real Madrid for ‘illegal substitution’ in La Liga clash

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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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Wife of Real Madrid star hints on potential continuity amidst exit rumours: “We love Spain very much”

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Anastasia Tamazova, the wife of Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, has shared insights about her life with the footballer. 

In this conversation, she opened up about their experiences living in Spain and her husband’s potential future moves.

Anastasia expressed her deep affection for Spain, mentioning how welcomed and comfortable both she and Lunin feel in the country. 

She emphasised their love for the place, but also made it clear that if Lunin needs to move to another country for his career, she will fully support him and follow him wherever he needs to go.

“We love Spain very much, the people here are very friendly and we feel very welcomed and comfortable,” said Tamazova as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.

“But if my husband has to leave this country, then of course I will support him and we will go wherever necessary.”

What does the future hold for Lunin?

Andriy Lunin is tipped to leave Real Madrid in the summer. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

There has been a lot of speculation about Lunin’s future at Real Madrid and recent reports have suggested that the keeper was disappointed when the team’s coach, Carlo Ancelotti, chose not to play him in the Champions League final, even though Lunin had anticipated this decision. 

With the return of Thibaut Courtois, Lunin’s chances of being the main goalkeeper have significantly decreased. 

This situation has led him to consider a possible move this summer, with interest from several big clubs like Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Juventus.

It is said that despite the uncertainty, the final decision rests with Lunin. Real Madrid have expressed their desire to keep him and have offered him a contract extension until 2029

Although Lunin seemed ready to sign the new contract, the events surrounding the Champions League final have caused him to reconsider his options. The choice of Courtois over him has planted seeds of doubt about his future with the club.

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