VAR audio of the match between Real Madrid and Almeria was released.
British media ‘Sports Bible’ reported on the 23rd (Korea Standard Time) that “video reading (VAR) audio of Real Madrid’s controversial victory scene was released after Almeria’s official Twitter account criticized the match decision.”월카지노
Almeria lost 2-3 against Real Madrid in the 21st round of the 2023/24 La Liga season at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain, on the 22nd (Korea time). Almeria, who remained at the bottom of La Liga and did not win a single victory, thought she had won the match, but lost due to a controversial decision.
The visiting side Almeria finished the first half with a 2-0 lead, but Real Madrid scored three goals after halftime. Vinicius Junior levelled the game and Dani Carvajal scored the reverse goal in the ninth minute of extra time after Jude Bellingham recovered a goal from a penalty kick. However, it was a messy game due to VAR controversy, with three decisions against Almeria.
Jude Bellingham calmly scored his 18th goal of the season in the 12th minute of the second half, but many said the penalty decision was too harsh. Almeria thought he made it 3-1 shortly afterwards, but VAR asked the referee to confirm that he may have committed a foul on Bellingham. Bellingham collapsed clutching his face after minimal contact, and the goal was canceled after a review.
Real’s equalizer made Almeria even angrier. Vinicius Junior’s shot appeared to have ricocheted off his arm, but VAR referee Hernandez Hernandez said, “The ball hit my right shoulder,” urging the referee to change his decision.
“I agreed with this decision and the ball hit me on the shoulder. Please give me one more frame. Perfect. It’s a valid goal because it hit me on the shoulder. It’s not a foul, so I’ll count it as a goal,” the referee said.
Almeria’s official Twitter account was forced to rage because a replay screen that the referee did not see showed the ball appearing to be hitting Vinicius’s arm, not his shoulder. “Why aren’t the referees looking at the rest of the angle we could see on TV?” Almeria tweeted.
In the ninth minute of second-half stoppage time, there was no controversy over Carvajal’s score, but by then Almeria had already been unhappy with the decision. “What happened today was unbelievable, it was beyond all limits. It was a game that we couldn’t win anymore,” Almeria midfielder Gonzalo Melero said after the match.
Defender Marc Pouville went a step further, adding: “I think someone decided we couldn’t win at the Bernabeu today, and it actually happened. I have nothing more to say.”
Almeria is at the bottom of the list with six points from 21 points this season. It remains to be seen whether Almeria, who publicly criticized the referee, will be disciplined by La Liga or the Spanish Football Association.