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The shameful audios of the VAR to perpetrate the 'robbery' of Madrid against Almería

Published:22/01/2024 - 01:02h

Updated:22/01/2024 - 10:37h

Real Madrid has completed a comeback against Almería marked by controversy and compromised refereeing decisions. The white team benefited and the audios of the referee team's conversations discussing the plays have further aggravated the 'suspicions'

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One of the scandals of the day 21 of LaLiga EA Sports was the controversial arbitration of the party between the Real Madrid and the Almería, that culminated with a 'doubtful' traced back of the group merengue by 3-2 thanks to three interventions of the VAR. Besides, if the images of the different actions that have desatado the controversy already are controversial, the 'massacre' has aggravated when the RFEF and LaLiga have published the conversations between the referee (Hernández Maeso) and the VAR (Hernández Hernández) when it debated on the different actions of the party.

Penalti For the Madrid by hand of Kaiky

The first controversy arose when pitó a penalti in favour of the white team. In the minute 53, Fran García sent a centre that finish hitting in the arm of Kaiky, the one who when having it pulled, occupied an unnatural space. However, in this same played, Rüdiger jumped supporting on Edgar, preventing him jump to struggle by the balloon. In spite of this, the referee, after reviewing the images in the monitor, opted for signalling the penalti and no the fault. The audios of the VAR reveal that not even it took into account the possible fault and that the decision was clear.

VAR: "Fran, go you to recommend an on-field review so that values a possible penalti by hand of the defence of the Almería".

Referee: "it Strikes the player of the Madrid and finishes in the arm of the player of the Almería. I go to pitar penalti without card", said Hernández Maeso.

Goal cancelled to the Almería by fault to Bellingham

The second intervention of the VAR was grieve 8 minutes afterwards. The attacker Arrive culminated a swift counterattack by part of the Andalusian group that supposed the 1-3, but the referee declared that it existed a previous fault by manotazo on the face of Bellingham in the centre of the field and that the goal would not go up to the electronic.

VAR: "They see to see it, recommend you by possible fault in the action of the goal. Go you to the point of contact a bit further back, put him a loop".

Referee: "Put it to me in action.... Yes, sure enough I go to cancel and yellow card by reckless game".

Controversial goal of Vinicius with the 'deltoide'

The third controversy gave in the goal of the tie of the Real Madrid. Tchouameni Put a centre and Vinicius finished the balloon with what 'a priori' seemed the hand. In spite of that in the images seems clear that finishes with an unnatural zone, the debate between the referee's team was here. The VAR warned and the referee decided to concede it when considering it that it hit him with the part that understood like the deltoides.

VAR: "I recommend you an on-field review so that you see the possible no-hand. It gives him in the right shoulder".

Referee: "For me lacking in attack there is not" (On the action of Vinicius).

VAR: "Stop it in the point of contact".

Referee: "Perfecto, gives him with the shoulder and there is not fault".


The Almería had the opportunity to win his first party in the League, but definitely, the referee's decisions prevented that they culminated the work. The Madrid, thanks to the 'empujoncitos' that received from the room VAR, could materialise the traced back and save a party that complicated him more than what had foreseen. The trainer of the Almería, Gaizka Garitano, showed 'astonished' by the sucedido and after the party declared: "I do not have words. It is not the first time that happens me something like this here". Definitely, one of the most controversial parties of all the season.

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