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Which refereeing decisions have hurt Real Madrid the most?

Real Madrid are not happy with the Spanish FA (RFEF), they feel that the recent officiating calls that have gone against them are not a coincidence. Here, we review which decisions have the defending champions so riled.

Below, vote on which was the worst decision to affect Los Blancos.

Barcelona – Supercopa de Espana First Leg

In charge was Ricardo de Burgos Bengoechea and Barcelona were awarded a penalty kick as Keylor Navas swiped at Luis Suarez, who fell with the ball perhaps gone and contact minimal .

Later in the first leg, Cristiano Ronaldo was given a second yellow for diving, a punishment that sent the winger into a fury that saw him push the referee, incurring a further four-match ban. In fact, The RFEF’s Juan Luis Larrea took the time to explain his opinion on the matter to Florentino Perez after the match.

Deportivo – LaLiga Week 1

Sergio Ramos was dismissed in Real’s opening day cruise past Deportivo La Coruna for clasing with Fabian Schar and then Florin Andone. While some called for the first booking to be due a red , Madrid felt his second yellow to be very harsh.

Valencia – LaLiga Week 2

The Estadio Santiago Bernabeu was incensed with David Fernandez Borbalan’s decision not to award a foul against Los Che for either Dani Parejo’s pull on Karim Benzema nor his trip on Marcelo.

In addition, Los Blancos feel that rivals Barcelona benefited from an offside goal against Espanyol as Lionel Messi took the Blaugrana to a big, confidence boosting win.

Levante – LaLiga Week 3

Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez took charge of Real’s second disappointing home draw in a row when Levante came to town but the hosts feel it could have been different if Chema Rodriguez was punished for this tangle with Marcelo.

That said, it’s important to remember the possible foul committed by Ramos in the build-up to Lucas Vazquez’s equaliser.

Barcelona survive Week 4 scare

When Paulinho bagged the vital winner away to Getafe on matchday four, Real questioned if the Brazilian had fouled Djene Dakonam en route to the net.

Real Betis – Week 5

Week 5 saw Madrid tally up their most complaints, losing to Real Betis at home in spite of a potential Javi Garcia handball in the area, a crunching tackle on Marcelo that went unpunished, and the supposedly legal manhandling of Ramos in the area.

Over at the Camp Nou, Barcelona benefited from a controversial spot-kick ruling as Alex Galvez brought down Nelson Semedo with the scores goalless.

Alaves – LaLiga Week 6


The struggling Vitorians almost took a point off Zinedine Zidane’s side on the weekend just gone, with goalscorer Manu Garcia allowed to continue despite elbowing Lucas Vazquez .

Other complaints tallied up by Real include Ramos having a goal disallowed for an alleged foul by Ronaldo, Alexis grabbing Ramos back, and a possible penalty given for a challenge on Isco late on.

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