While it has been as good as confirmed for a few months now, Real Madrid have been officially crowned champions of La Liga for the 2021/22 season win their incredible 4-0 win over Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu.
An in-form Rodrygo opened the scoring for Madrid tonight with a brace in the first half. Marco Asensio added fuel to the fire in the 55th minute. The fourth goal came from Karim Benzema, assisted by Vinicius Jr, as has been customary this season.
The duo have been the protagonists of Madrid’s season alongside Luka Modric and Thibaut Courtois. Benzema has contributed with 26 goals and 11 assists, while Vinicius has registered a superb 14 goals and nine assists.
With the win, they have reached 81 points, and could potentially finish on 93 points for the season, the joint-highest since 2017/18 when Barcelona won the league with a 14 point gap.
More importantly, Carlo Ancelotti has become the first-ever coach to win the league in all top five leagues in Europe — Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and now La Liga.
That said, Los Blancos might have more in their season treasure chest as they take on Manchester City in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.
The aggregate score stands at 4-3 in favour of the Premier League outfit, but the return leg is at Santiago Bernabeu. A lot changes in the heart of Madrid.
Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report
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.
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.