As a straight red card was given to Angel Correa in a 1-1 draw against their rivals on Saturday in the derby, Diego Simeone, the coach of Atletico Madrid, alleged that Real Madrid receive preferential treatment from referees.
Simeone was incensed because referee Gil Manzano had dismissed Atletico forward Correa in the 64th minute for elbowing defender Antonio Rudiger in the chest while the score was still 0-0.
Simeone said to DAZN after the game that “a contact is not a blow.” “A physical game is football. Rudiger is 1.94 metres tall, and if it had been a really violent strike, he would have been left sitting down instead of rising right away.” Although it might only be a yellow card, removing a player for that would
It’s the same narrative, there won’t be any players left on the pitch. It is customary and has been typical for the referee to favour Madrid, and that is wrong. It would be good if everyone could compete fairly. Simeone believed his club had been unfairly penalised against Madrid three times this season.
With their 2-1 LaLiga loss to Real Madrid on September 18 and their 3-1 Cup del Rey quarterfinal loss against Real Madrid on January 26 respectively, Atletico had both Stefan Savic and Mario Hermoso sent off.
Simeone said that Dani Ceballos of Madrid could have been dismissed in the Copa del Rey for a foul that warranted a red card. “They saw Angel’s foul today.” in that manner. There are some things that are quite obvious, as you have all seen.”
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While being questioned about the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), Simeone responded, “It may go either way, sometimes in your favour, sometimes against you.
Unfortunately, it always works against us when we come here [to the Bernabeu stadium].”
Through the club’s official Twitter account, Atletico also vented their rage, writing: “Nothing new at the Bernabeu.”
Though José Maria Gimenez gave Atletico the lead in the 78th minute after the red card, they conceded Alvaro Rodriguez’s equaliser seven minutes later.
Simeone remarked, “We have the feeling that we could have won the game. We were aware of Madrid’s high level of risk near the finish of games. We got past Reinildo’s
also bounced back after Correa’s dismissal and seized the lead.
Although we could have improved our defence to prevent the equaliser, we must keep moving in the right direction.
Atletico defender Reinildo has sustained a significant knee injury, according to Simeone, and will be sidelined for the balance of the campaign.
First-half stretcher exit for the Mozambique defender with suspected right ACL tear.
Simeone described the injury as serious. “We must wait to hear the doctor’s assessment following the hospital exams. It’s too bad. We give him a lot of courage. In five or six months, he’ll be back playing.
Real Madrid finished second in LaLiga after Saturday’s outcome, seven
Barcelona, who will be in Almeria on Sunday, is a few points behind.
Carlo Ancelotti, the coach of Real Madrid, stated that LaLiga has grown more challenging. “That was already the case before this game, and it is considerably worse now. We’re going to fight till the very end of the game.
Ancelotti, whose club overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat Liverpool 5-2 in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 matchup Wednesday, acknowledged that his team wasn’t at its best.
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When we were numerically superior, we lacked a little bit of mental clarity, he claimed.
Alvaro Rodriguez, a teenage forward, scored his first goal on his first team debut at the Santiago Bernabeu, which was one good thing for Madrid.
He is a young man with a lot of potential.
He has scored his first goal at the Bernabeu with desire to represent Real Madrid, according to Ancelotti.