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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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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash



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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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