"VAR stole Barcelona's national derby", after losing 1 to 3 to Real Madrid, Catalonia's "Daily Sport" made such a big headline. This media believes that there are two major controversies in the referee's penalty. One is that Casemiro's penalty foul on Messi is ignored, and the other is that Ramos's penalty is problematic.
In the 60th minute of the game, the referee Munuela gave Real Madrid a penalty because Langley had a pulling action against Ramos in the penalty area.
Langley pulled Ramos' jersey, but the "Daily Sports" believes that Ramos had fouled Langley before. This is a penalty awarded by VAR, because although the referee of the game was following the game at close range, he did not directly award a penalty.
After receiving instructions from VAR, Munuela decided to watch the replay on the sidelines. After seeing Langley's pulling action on Ramos, the referee awarded a penalty and Ramos made the penalty.
"Daily Sports" believes that the referee Muñuela did not consider two points. First, Ramos had fouled Langley before. Secondly, it was not Langley that Ramos fell in the penalty area. The result of dragging. Langley pulled Ramos to the right, but Ramos fell exaggeratedly, and fell to the left. In the last round of the league match between Betis and Real Sociedad, a similar foul was not awarded a penalty.
"Marca" referee expert Andujar said: "This kind of small pulling action is not a reason for penalties. If this is the case, a game will be awarded 40 penalties. This is the opposite of Betis. The situation in the Real Sociedad game was different. In that game, the jerseys of the players were all torn. It was obviously a penalty.
"Marca" polls show that 49% of fans think it should be a penalty, but 51% of fans think it is not a penalty. (Ivan)