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[Video] Ancelotti loses his cool at referee after Real Madrid’s disallowed goal: “What are you doing?”



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Real Madrid’s draw with Sevilla at the weekend was marred with controversy. Several refereeing decisions on the night did not go down well with the manager or the dressing room and has given birth to multiple conspiracy theories.

For starters, Los Blancos had two goals disallowed on the night. The first was for Federico Valverde’s strike from a tight angle in the first half.

The second one was when the referee stopped play for an alleged foul on a Sevilla player after Jude Bellingham played advantage to score on the counter.

Ancelotti’s conversations come to the fore

As captured by the DAZN cameras, Carlo Ancelotti was far from happy when Bellingham’s sensational finish was disallowed on the night, so much so that his frustration was evident in his words.

Immediately after the referee ruled out the goal, the manager was livid with the decision as he said,

“I don’t understand why he stopped. But he [the referee] blew the whistle on a counterattack.”

“Why did he blow the whistle, I don’t understand?” he added in his bout of frustration.

Unable to comprehend the referee’s decision, the Italian gaffer went on to directly talk to the official and ask him for an explanation.

“What are you doing? Tell me what are you doing,” he finally exclaimed directly to the referee.

That was not the only moment when Ancelotti lost his cool as the Italian tactician was seen frustrated and shouting at the referee after a foul on Bellingham by Sergio Ramos in the second half.

When the referee tried to approach him to calm him down, Ancelotti angrily said: “You don’t talk to me. Don’t touch me.”

Costly errors

Apart from the two disallowed goals, the Merengues even had a penalty claim rejected outright on the night when Vinicius was brought down in the Sevilla box.

The refereeing decisions did not help their cause as they eventually had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Ramon Sanchez Pijzuan.

The two points dropped on Saturday night could prove costly for Ancelotti’s men, as it opened the doors for competitors to creep closer. Barcelona are now just a point off the Galacticos with Girona sitting on equal points.

After the game, Carlo Ancelotti took a firm stance against the refereeing bias by refusing to comment on the match official’s performance. With every passing week, the board continue to grow convinced of a larger conspiracy plotted against the club.

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Revealed: The blueprint behind Real Madrid’s €1 Billion revenue ambition



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As one of football’s biggest and most successful institutions, Real Madrid enjoy serious perks on the economic front. After all, they cater to a worldwide audience and thus see their remunerations come in from across borders.

The arrival of Kylian Mbappe will only serve to further grow Los Blancos’ fanbase, and with a generational squad set to dominate world football for the years to come, Florentino Perez sees a special marketing opportunity.

According to reports from SPORT, Real Madrid have thus set themselves a target to hit €1 billion in revenue and have drawn up a concrete plan for the same.

The player aspect

As a football institution, one of the most significant aspects of remuneration is the team’s direct winnings in terms of prize money. Having won the Champions League last season and with Mbappe coming in, the team is in safe hands.

Moreover, the average age of Real Madrid’s squad is just 27.1 years implies that the team has significant longevity with little change expected in personnel.

The second important aspect that the club hopes to count on is the crowd-pulling factor that such young players exert on the new generation.

Kylian Mbappe will be the face of Real Madrid’s marketing campaign. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Madrid already boast 410.9 million followers on social media and have added 48.4 million just last year. Mbappe, who himself has 132 million followers across Instagram and X, will further amplify that number next season and add to the club’s followers.

It is thus clear that the Frenchman will become the face of the club and the centre for all marketing operations of Real Madrid plan.

The road to €1 billion is thus not complicated, although Perez must be wary that Mbappe is picky with the brands he endorses. Further, the distribution of image rights will be a major factor to finalise.

The new Bernabeu

Having undergone extensive renovation, the New Santiago Bernabeu will take over as the world’s highest-grossing football stadium next season and play a massive role in boosting Real Madrid’s collections. The partnership with Sixth Street and Legends will also be crucial.

Furthermore, the new venue will also serve as a massive economy generator through miscellaneous events. Apart from Taylor Swift, the club also has agreements with Karol G, Aitana, Lola Indigo and La Velada del Ano de Ibai Llanos for exclusive events.

Real Madrid plan to add extra revenue from exclusive events at Santiago Bernabeu. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Needless to say, such events will serve significantly to boost the income and near the elusive €1 billion mark.


The final, yet critical manoeuvre Perez plans is to cut the costs on the wage front with a salary reduction of €0% already being made in both 2019-20 and 2020-21. That was, in fact, one of the major reasons Real Madrid stayed on their feet in the pandemic.

Player sales is another element where the men in white have worked their plan, getting rid of the older players while their market value was still high and reinvesting the cash into younger talents who can serve for at least the next decade.

The club recorded north of €800 million in income last year and the €1 billion mark is not too far off. Needless to say, the coming year could thus be special for the men in white.

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