Sunday’s El Clasico was a heated occasion as referee Hernandez ought to be grateful that the LaLiga title was at that point decided because if not, then the aftermath from his poor officiating would have been more noteworthy still, as he got it wrong with practically all his shots of the Clasico with Real Madrid suffering more of the consequence.
Barcelona scored their second goal after an obvious foul by Luis Suarez on Varane and no penalty was whistled for a conspicuous foul by Jordi Alba on Marcelo with the score at 2-2.
The Clasico was a typically tense clash the two Spanish giant and there was a tangle between Sergio Ramos and Suarez in the first half with the Uruguayan claiming he was elbowed and he tossed himself to the floor.
Lionel Messi shortly afterward went in emphatically on Ramos and got a yellow card while Gareth Bale hit Umtiti with a studs-up challenge which went unpunished, the same as when Jordi Alba got Modric by the neck and dash him a slap.
The referee was gradually losing control, and there was debate and heated passion in equal measure, and it even threatened to boil over on various events, particularly after Sergi Roberto was shown a straight red before halftime for throwing a manageable punch at Marcelo.
All things considered, the Barcelona players felt hard done by with the decision and complain bitterly to the ref as they went in at halftime, led by Messi, and Ramos a short time later claiming that they were attempting to influence the referee.
“Messi put some pressure on him in the tunnel, I don’t know if there were any cameras and I don’t know if the second half would have been different.
The Madrid players couldn’t believe it when Suarez kicked Varane to the ground and no foul was called, with the move prompting a goal for Messi and even Suarez conceded after the game that “there was a bit of a foul.” Disbelief however developed when Alba took out Marcelo in the territory with a kick that went unseen.
Everybody in the stadium appeared to be convinced that a penalty would be called yet nothing happens. While Barcelona players feel that Bale ought to have been sent off for his challenge on Umtiti and also that the Welshman ought to have been shown the way to the tunnel for a tackle on Semedo that only prompted a yellow card.
An offside was given against Rakitic in the 54th minute after a Barcelona breakaway which the referee got wrong. After the classic clash, the two sides embraced each other and nothing was said in regards to the official, likely in light of the fact that nothing was in play but with VAR in place next season, it will be a new story.
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