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Rodrygo named MOTM as Madrid make 3-2 comeback vs Sevilla



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Real Madrid strengthened their grip on the La Liga trophy after showing tremendous character to overcome Sevilla and win 3-2 from 2-0 down at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

The Galacticos were given a very tough time by the hosts, who started the game brilliantly with quickfire goals from Ivan Rakitic and Erik Lamela to get a stronghold of the match.

However, if recent results are anything to go by, especially the victory against Chelsea in the Champions League, Real Madrid can never be ruled out until the final whistle.

In a match that had everything from goals to controversy, Rodrygo carried on his fine vein of form to score just five minutes after being subbed on at halftime, before eventually setting up a stoppage-time winner for Karim Benzema.

The Brazilian was subsequently named Man of the Match for his exploits. Meanwhile, Benzema once again came up trumps for Los Blancos with the all-important winner after Madrid had a goal disallowed minutes before Nacho’s 82nd-minute equaliser.

The talismanic Frenchman is already running away in the Pichichi race and has established himself as a surefire early contender for the Ballon d’Or.

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Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report



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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 not happy with refereeing decisions (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

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