Despite sitting on top of the table for a majority of the season, the 0-4 loss against Barcelona surely put a tiny scare in Real Madrid fans.
However, watching the Catalans’ performances since their return from the international break, Madrid can easily breathe a sigh of relief.
They are well set for their 35th La Liga win and could seal gold medals within the next three games. All Carlo Ancelotti needs to do is see his side through two wins and a draw, which would take them to 82 points.
With seven games remaining for Barcelona, the most they can garner is 21, pitting them at 81.
The cherry on top of this title-winning cake is that Madrid could, realistically, secure the title against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.
That said, their schedule in the coming weeks is hectic with an away trip to Osasuna and the Champions League semi-finals against Manchester City.
Karim Benzema and co. are comfortably placed to lift the league title and would not want to rush it, even if it means being patient for an additional week or two.
Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report
Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid want a major change in the Spanish refereeing system.
The reporter writes that the team from the Spanish capital has taken the issue as their top priority mostly because of what happened in the recent derby defeat against Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos are determined to relentlessly steer a significant overhaul of the refereeing structure, and they have no intention of resting in their pursuit.
Their discontent comes not only from recent events, particularly the contentious derby match but also from a deep-seated frustration with the state of refereeing itself.
Real Madrid not hiding their discontent
The journalist mentions that Real Madrid are unapologetic about their continuous criticism of the refereeing community, firmly believing that a transformation is of utmost importance.
Even prior to the emergence of the Negreira case, the Merengues had been vocal about their dissatisfaction with those responsible for overseeing the refereeing unit.
For what it is worth, the revelation of the former vice president of the CTA’s financial ties to Barcelona only solidified Real Madrid’s resolve to advocate for a complete overhaul in referee management.
Real Madrid are suspicious
Real Madrid firmly assert that any influence from Negreira’s historical decisions in certain key positions raises suspicions about the fairness of the competition.
For that, the management will do everything in its power to achieve a certain level of transparency within the organization that it believes is currently overshadowed by historical baggage.
As of today, Real Madrid continue to voice their concerns through their official channels.
Right now their ultimate goal is to eliminate the involvement of Clos Gomez in VAR decisions, marking the beginning of a long-standing battle they are fighting.