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Real Madrid not worried by Sevilla’s complaint against RMTV over referee videos



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As Real Madrid gear up to take on Sevilla in La Liga tomorrow at the Santiago Bernabeu, there could be some controversy brewing heading into the game.

Earlier today, Sevilla lodged a report with RFEF complaining against Real Madrid TV, the Merengues’ official broadcast channel, over the videos that were posted by them.

Leading up to the contest, RMTV posted videos pointing out mistakes made by the referee for tomorrow’s game, Díaz de Mera, which did not sit well with Sevilla.

It must be remembered that Barcelona have previously complained about the same, claiming the videos serve to put the match officials under pressure.

Sevilla, too, saw things similarly and decided to take the matter to the to the Competition Committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

“We have reported the campaign of persecution and harassment towards the referee Díaz de Mera and González Fuertes (VAR) for tomorrow evening’s game against Real Madrid orchestrated by Real Madrid TV, the official club television channel of Real Madrid,” their statement read.

Real Madrid not bothered

Real Madrid face Sevilla on Sunday. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)

Now, though, MARCA has come forward with an update on the matter, claiming that Real Madrid not one bit bothered or worried about the complaint lodged by Sevilla.

As far as Los Blancos are concerned, the main focus of the directors, coaches, and players is the match against Sevilla and not the consequences of the gesture made by the Andalusian club’s directors or the people ‘behind the complaint’.

Furthermore, Real Madrid are clear that nothing is going to make them change their way of proceeding and when they think it is pertinent they will broadcast a video, as others do by letters or speaking openly when they feel harmed by the referees.

Real Madrid are certain that nothing and nobody is going to interfere in the purely sporting aspects of their fight to win the league title. As for the relationship between the two clubs, it is normal and cordial and will not change.

Beyond that, There is no fear in the form of possible punishment. They know that a process will now begin, with the opening of a file and work for the club’s lawyers and for the judge investigating the case, which they believe will end in nothing.

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Barcelona find legal precedent to replay El Clasico after ‘ghost goal’ controversy



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Barcelona’s recent defeat to Real Madrid in El Clasico appears to have caused calamity inside the Catalan camp.

The defeat has effectively ruled Barça out of the title race while further diminishing the chances of Xavi staying at Camp Nou.

Amid all this, Barcelona president Joan Laporta appears to be having a hard swallowing the result and has gone on a rampage against the use of VAR, which notably annulled a goal from Lamine Yamal after it was cleared from behind the line by Andriy Lunin.

A day after the result, Laporta even warned that Barcelona might seek legal measures to try and replay El Clasico if they find any evidence of wrongdoings. And that statement could now soon turn into reality.

Barcelona consider legal measures

According to Cadena SER, Barcelona are considering legal action under the guidance of none other than Laporta to force a replay.

Their inspiration? An incident earlier this year in the Belgian League, where a VAR error led to the permission for a replay of an Anderlecht vs Genk match, although the decision was later annulled by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

Joan Laporta ready to take legal measures. (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)

CAS is the apex body for all things related to sports. And although the entity was involved in annulling the replay between Genk and Anderlecht, Barcelona are hopeful they would intervene in this matter.

The Catalans are aware that local bodies such as RFEF and CTA might not cooperate with Barcelona, knowing the image and prestige of Spanish football could be at stake.

As such, Barça are hopeful of intervention from CAS. They want the apex court to look into the matter and stage a replay of the Clasico.

Barca’s threats of legal action, including potentially involving the CAS, seem like a desperate attempt to try and remain in the title race – the only avenue for silverware left for the Catalans this season.

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