We are into the peniltumate gameweek of La Liga, where all games will take place at the same time. For Real Madrid, it is a chance to keep their momentum and morale going ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool on 28th May.
They take on Cadiz in this game, and will travel with a squad of 20 players. Thibaut Courtois was unwell during the week and does not make the cut for the game. Consequently, Andriy Lunin is return to the goal after a strong display against Atletico Madrid.
David Alaba is still missing from the defence, and so is Marcelo who will likely leave the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.
There are no surprises in midfield. Dani Ceballos returns from his injury while Isco is still missing.
Gareth Bale does not make the squad list, but Eden Hazard has returned from an injury that was expected to keep him out for the season. These could be his last few days in the Real Madris shirt.
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.