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Official: RFEF dismiss Getafe’s complaint against Real Madrid over ‘improper alignment’



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Real Madrid have been handed a major boost as RFEF has dismissed Getafe’s official complaint over ‘improper alignment’.

The Spanish outfit had launched a complaint to the RFEF Competition Commission last week following confusion over substitution. During the 84th minute of the game, Carlo Ancelotti wanted to replace Marco Asensio with Alvaro Odriozola.

Just when Asensio was about to go off, Eduardo Camavinga signalled he want to come off instead after twisting his ankle. The referee obliged, allowing Camavinga to leave the pitch even after Odriozola had entered the field of play.

Getafe were not sure about filing a complaint, but in the midst of the relegation dogfight, they ended up launching an official complaint.

However, their complaint has been dismissed by RFEF, which suggests the substitution had no bearing on ‘improper alignment’ as Asensio had never left the field of play. He was still on the pitch when Camavinga was taken off.

Such a decision was already projected by the Spanish media shortly after the game. But it has now been confirmed by RFEF, meaning Real Madrid would receive no penalty, which could have come in the form of a 3-0 defeat.

Getafe, though, have ten days to file an appeal against the decision if they do have a proper argument. But it is unlikely that is going to be the case, as Asensio had truly never left the field of play.

While a blow indeed for Getafe, they will look to shift focus on the upcoming matches. Although the Azulones are still involved in the relegation fight, a win against Real Betis tomorrow could go a long way in helping them stay out of relegation.

Real Madrid, meanwhile, are preparing for a contest against Rayo Vallecano tomorrow, a game in which the club have planned a massive show of support for star player Vinicius Junior after he became the subject of racist abuse from Valencia fans at the weekend.

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Real Madrid plan to hold talks with Chelsea over €60 million-rated German international



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Kai Havertz has emerged as the latest target for Real Madrid as they look to beef up the attacking unit ahead of the new season.

The club are bracing themselves for the loss of Marco Asensio, who is reportedly closing in on a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Even Dani Ceballos is facing an uncertain future at Santiago Bernabeu, though the club are making a last-gasp effort to keep hold of the midfielder.

In order to mitigate the losses, Real Madrid are planning to bring in a new attacker, with Havertz emerging as a potential candidate.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid’s plan is to hold talks with Chelsea in the next few weeks, over the possibility of Havertz’s move to the Bernabeu.

The Premier League giants seek good money for the German international, but do not consider him ‘untouchable’. The player, after all, has endured a difficult season, where his productivity has been questioned.

The former Bayer Leverkusen starlet has netted seven goals in the Premier League this past season, but the number could have easily breached the 15 mark if the forward had successfully converted most of his chances.

Chelsea, therefore, are ready to offload the German ahead of the new season. The Blues had signed the young playmaker in the summer of 2020, for an astounding €80 million. But the move has not paid off at all, with the player scoring just 32 goals in 139 appearances.

Chelsea are now keen on recouping some of that investment by asking big money for Havertz this summer. Real Madrid, for their part, are not exactly clear how much they should spend on the German, but they appear ready to take the gamble on the player.

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