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Real Madrid discontent with refereeing decisions in Barcelona matches – report



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As part of Real Madrid’s response to Barcelona’s contemplation of an official complaint against referee decisions, Real Madrid are reportedly starting their own internal investigation against the matter, reports AS.

Scarcely four days into the fresh season of La Liga, the ever-fierce rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona ignites with a fiery passion, but this time, the battleground isn’t the pitch—it’s the arena of arbitration. 

Both titans have meticulously compiled their grievances, unleashing a barrage of accusations aimed at the officiating corps. 

In Madrid, they, too, scrutinize the referees’ decisions with a discerning eye, marking them as potential miscarriages of justice. To them, the referees’ choices appear tainted, their judgments skewed.

Madrid’s criticism

The aforementioned publication writes that Real Madrid’s gaze lingers upon Barcelona’s recent encounters with a sense of scepticism, as they harbour a growing belief that certain officiating decisions during matches against Osasuna and Villarreal may have tipped the scales in their favour.

The Madrid management is of the idea that Alexander Sorloth’s supposed goal in the opening minutes against Barcelona during the Villarreal clash should have stood unchallenged.

Meanwhile, as the night unfolded against Osasuna, Jules Kounde’s goal unfurled amidst controversy, its legality marred by the shadow of a foul. In the same game, Madrid believed that the penalty awarded to Robert Lewandowski shouldn’t have been given.

Real Madrid are actually serious

Real Madrid take their stance on refereeing decisions this season with the utmost gravity, making a bold statement by showcasing every contentious call on RMTV. 

Their conviction stems from the belief that during the match against Getafe, a plethora of decisions appeared to tilt unfairly against them.

Conversely, during the Barcelona matches, a string of favourable calls has allowed the Blaugrana to remain tantalizingly close to Real Madrid, trailing by a mere two points.

Real Madrid find amusement in Barcelona’s protestations about the officiating in their matches, with a hearty chuckle echoing through their corridors. They hold firm to the belief that if there’s a hint of controversy, it is the enigmatic choices made during Barcelona’s own encounters that truly raise eyebrows.

As a result, Madrid will undoubtedly respond decisively to Barcelona’s recent move, as the Catalan club has taken the bold step of commissioning a dossier detailing refereeing decisions in Real Madrid’s matches today.

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Bellingham on his special assist in Girona 0-3 Real Madrid: “Been watching Luka every day”



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Real Madrid usurped the top spot in the La Liga standings from arch-rivals FC Barcelona as they defeated Girona 3-0 away at Estadi Montilivi.

It was a fine performance from Carlo Ancelotti’s men against Michel’s side, with the returning Jude Bellingham leading the way for his team.

After being benched against Las Palmas in midweek, the England international returned to the starting XI today and turned in yet another Man of the Match display for Real Madrid.

It all started with Joselu opening the scoring just 15 minutes into the game, with Bellingham assisting the goal with a special, outside-of-the-boot pass from the left side, bringing back memories of Luka Modric doing something similar a few years ago.

Talking about that special pass, Bellingham said: “I’ve been watching Luka every day for months. I just want to be creative. It took the pressure off us at the start.”

On the match and the result, the 20-year-old stated that it was a good day across the board for Real Madrid, as he said: “It was an important win. They were doing very well. We made a statement of intent to La Liga. Three goals, a clean sheet….”

It has been a truly remarkable start to life at Real Madrid for Bellingham and expressing how he feels to play for the Merengues, he exclaimed:

“I feel very good. I have freedom of movement and I’m enjoying football. Whenever I put on this shirt I always try to do my best.”

Apart from assisting Joselu’s opener, Bellingham also got his name on the scoresheet in the second period. Talking about his goal, the wonderkid said:

“It wasn’t a very good finish. I could have scored some more, but the important thing is the victory.”

The strike meant that Bellingham now has seven goals and two assists across all competitions for Real Madrid. Reflecting on his brilliant start, he said:

“It’s a good start, not bad. I would like to continue on this path and I won’t always score or assist, but I will always give my best.”

Bellingham’s celebration has been a huge hit, with kids in school, players from other clubs, and many others mimicking it. When asked how his special celebration originated, he replied:

“I don’t know where I first celebrated. I think it was with Birmingham. It’s an inspiration to see kids doing it in schools. It’s a wonderful thing.”

Source: AS

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