According to a report from Diario AS (h/t Madrid Zone), Real Madrid have received a letter from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) saying that the goal scored by David Alaba against Elche on Wednesday was wrongfully disallowed.
Real Madrid emerged 3-0 victors over Elche at Estadio Manuel Martin Valero, with goals coming from Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio.
During the game, though, Los Blancos had as many as three goals chalked off for offside. The first victim of the VAR call to rule out a goal was Benzema, following which Alaba also had a strike erased. The former was denied another effort in the second period by VAR.
Now, though, RFEF has confirmed to Real Madrid in a letter that the goal scored by Alaba, which was chalked off for Benzema being offside in the buildup, should have stood and there was a glitch with the VAR.
The Spanish Football Federation has confirmed that there was an issue with VAR’s technology last night, as it called offside on Benzema on Alaba’s goal by marking his elbow. The incident has reportedly been noted and the concerned parties are working to fix it.
With the RFEF admitting that they got it wrong on Wednesday, Real Madrid are said to have issued a friendly response, stating they understand mistakes like these happen. But the reigning champions of La Liga have requested for such errors to be avoided in the future as it puts the integrity of the competition at risk.
The win against Elche meant that Los Blancos are now six points clear of Barcelona at the top of the league table. With the Catalan giants playing Villarreal later tonight, that deficit could be halved.
Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano
As has been reported by multiple reliable sources today, Alphonso Davies is likely to be on his way to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer.
It has been suggested that the 23-year-old Canadian left-back already has a verbal agreement with Los Blancos over a transfer either this summer or in 2025, when his contract with the Bundesliga champions runs down.
Now, the idea is for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached for the summer window.
Real Madrid will not pay crazy money
Amidst all this, Fabrizio Romano has come out with an update claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to pay ‘crazy money’ to sign Davies from Bayern Munich given that he will be entering the final year of his contract.
The Italian transfer expert claims that Real Madrid have been the preferred destination for Davies for a while now and that the personal terms between the two parties will not be an issue at all.
So, a summer move would now hinge on Bayern Munich’s asking price for their left-back.
Romano states that the Bavarian giants will attempt to tie Davies down to a new contract until May or even June.
But if the left-back, who is demanding hefty wages worth around €20 million, does not agree to sign, they will be forced to sell instead of losing him for free next year.
In that scenario, Real Madrid will be best-placed to sign Davies, although Los Blancos will not go overboard with their spending on the Canadian.