On Sunday, Real Madrid won in pain, at the end of added time, against Almeria in the Spanish championship. Carvajal delivered his team by scoring the winning goal in the 99th minute.
But this success was strongly criticized, by the Almeria players just after the match but also by various speakers. In particular, a goal from Vinicius after a check judged by some to be on the arm. Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona, is obviously of this opinion.
Present at the Gran Gala, organized by the Spanish media Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan blurted out: “What happened at the Bernabéu (the Real Madrid stadium, Editor's note) is a shame. I think that the referee collective must respond to a series of pressures that have taken place throughout the season with the referees. If they do not give a response, we are very worried, because we understand that there is an abandonment of their functions,” he said.
FC Barcelona also won this weekend, against Betis Seville (4-2). Which Laporta was still happy about: “In any case, we are happy to have won yesterday.” Before concluding, annoyed: “we could have reduced the gap in the ranking, because of an arbitration decision, because of a re-arbitration of the VAR, that did not happen”.
Recently, it was the Catalans who found themselves embroiled in an arbitration controversy after the accusations against referee Negreira.