Controversy erupted in the match between the two teams after VAR ruled decisions in favor of Real Madrid.
Xavi has taken major digs at Real Madrid:
Xavi’s made his comments after Madrid defeated Almeria 3-2
Controversy erupted in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win against last placed Almeria after VAR ruled two major decisions in favor of the former. One of Almeria’s goals was ruled out by VAR due to infringement and one of the penalty decisions was awarded in favor of Real Madrid when they were trailing in the game.
FC Barcelona head coach hit out at Madrid:
After the match he said that it would be difficult to be in the running for the Spanish title this season, hinting that LaLiga and the referees were biased towards Madrid in the competition.
Xavi claimed that Barcelona would have 6 more points if the referees did their job in the LaLiga matches. Xavi argued that Barcelona would be much closer to the top of the league if they had won those games.
“They are realities. But this is not talked about. We can’t do anything but continue
working,” Xavi said.
The two Spanish sides will clash at the Santiago Bernabeu on January 21. Almeria are currently placed at the bottom of the La Liga table.
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However, the match was marred with several controversial decisions as it seemed like UD Almeria were left undone by some absolutely absurd calls by the referee and there were also few VAR calls that are a major point of talking and debating. Such was the affect that it even led UD Almeria players to clearly show their dissatisfaction during the game and even post-game as well as one of their players sparked controversy with his statement.
Real Madrid as Edgar Gonzalez scored one of the contenders for the goal of the season by smashing in a half volley from 30 yards out on the rebound, with against the body movement and a left-footed effort right into the T90 (top corner).
UD Almeria was killed in the second:
However, all the joy of UD Almeria was killed in the second as goals from Bellingham (57th minute), Vinicius Junior (67th minute), and Dani Carvajal (90+9th minute) sealed a dramatic comeback for the Los Blancos.
Jude Bellingham, Vinicius Jr and Dani Carvajal got the goals as Real Madrid stayed away from humiliation – with the assistance of some dubious directing – against La Liga’s base set side, Almeria. Los Blancos were granted a dubious punishment, had a balancing objective given notwithstanding a clear handball, and saw their guests cruelly have their very own objective precluded prior to procuring a 3-2 win in stoppage-time.
Almeria enjoyed a memorable start:
Almeria enjoyed a memorable start at
Santiago Bernabeu, as they created a general move from the initial start up, which wound up with Largie Ramazani stroking the ball into the base corner in 40 seconds or less. The guests, who are yet to dominate a match this season, then, at that point, snatched a merited second on the stroke of half-time through a fine strike from focus back Edgar, who hit a half-volley into the top corner from 25 yards.
Madrid offered a reaction in the final part, but they were a great incentive for their objective back, as Bellingham changed over from the penalty spot after a handball was spotted by the authorities.
Almeria did, however, have a third objective –
Scored by ex-Madrid foundation star Sergio Arribas – brutally precluded for a mess in the development, and Madrid snatched a dubious balancer not long after as Vinicius bird to meet an Aurelien Tchouameni cross, and seemed to utilize his upper arm to redirect the ball into the net — just for the official to give the objective subsequent to talking with VAR.
The late Madrid winner felt inevitable ,and Bellingham was vital to it as his cautious header to the back post was turned in via Carvajal to start wild scenes and move Carlo Ancelotti’s – for a brief time – two goals clear at the highest point of the table.