Real Madrid defeated FC Barcelona 2-1 to win the 246th El Clasico. The Reals won their second victory in the Catalans this season and became the leader of La Liga. During the meeting, there was no lack of emotion and controversy. -The fine is obvious. Everyone saw him-Ronald Koeman exclaimed after the game, referring to the situation in the 83rd minute of the game. The Dutch want to know why Spain is VAR at all.
In the 83rd minute, Ferland Mendy made a mistake in his penalty zone, missed the ball, and had to catch up with Martin Braithwaite who wanted to stay on the court. Then, the Madrid defender launched a hand movement towards the Barcelona forward, he fell on the court, and the referee did not point at eleven people while disturbing coach Ronald Coman.
-I don’t know what the use of VAR is in Spain. Everyone sees that we should be punished-Barcelona coach said. The Spanish journalist asked Jinedine Zidane to comment on the judge’s decision.
-As always, this is a subjective opinion. Everyone has an opinion about whether they should commit a crime. Game downtime is another matter entirely. Whether the judge is four, five or six. In this matter, I have nothing to say-Real Madrid coach said in an interview with La Riga TV.
When talking about the break time, Zidadine Zidane mentioned the four minutes added by Jesus Gil Manzano in the second half of the game. According to Koeman, this is definitely not enough. He pointed out that “two or three he is only repairing his own communication system.” Gerard Pique also expressed a similar view. After the final whistle, he went to the judge.
-We are very happy to win. I will not elaborate. We cannot just talk about judges. We participated in the competition, and for us, this was a very important victory-Zidane concluded. Real Madrid, thanks to the victory of El Clasico, leads La Liga with 66 points. The second-ranked Atletico Madrid team also has the same heritage. FC Barcelona is in third place, just one point behind.