Real Madrid failed to win their second game in a row across all competitions as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Girona in La Liga. The result came after Los Blancos’ 3-2 loss to RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League.
The draw means that Barcelona have now closed down the gap to the top of the table to just one point. And, Real Madrid are feeling the heat as they look to hold on to the first spot in the table before teams break for the FIFA World Cup next month.
There were a couple of contentious moments in the Girona encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu as Rodrygo Goes had a goal ruled out and the visitors were given a penalty for an alleged handball by Marco Asensio.
The decisions have not gone down too well in the Madrid camp, with Carlo Ancelotti questioning the referee’s decisions in his post-match presser.
Now, MARCA reports that the Real Madrid personnel are angry about the decisions at such a crucial juncture of the season.
Not very long ago, Los Blancos amazingly had three goals chalked off for offside in the La Liga clash against Elche and they were once again at the receiving end of some questionable calls by the match officials on Sunday, leading to an angry reaction.
The Real Madrid officials are said to be wondering the sort of reaction the situation would have drawn if it happened with either Barcelona or Atletico Madrid.
“If this had happened to Barcelona or Atletico, what would people say,” is a sentiment that is reportedly reverberating in the Real Madrid offices after the game against Girona.
It is important for Ancelotti & co. to put the incidents behind and focus on the upcoming matches against Celtic, Rayo Vallecano, and Cadiz. Winning all three matches would ensure that they go into the World Cup break with momentum and advantage over their rivals.
€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father
Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.
Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.
The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.
Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.
Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”
Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”
Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.
As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.