Girona penalty appeal for Benzema handball waved away

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Girona penalty appeal for Benzema handball waved away

El Girona pidió penalti por mano de Benzema en un córner.

Machín's players appealed to Hernández Hernández when the ball struck Benzema's arm on six minutes. No penalty says AS refereeing consultant Iturralde González.
Espanyol vs Real Madrid

Girona's players appealed for the penalty six minutes into this afternoon's game when the ball struck Karim Benzema's arm inside the Real Madrid penalty area from a corner-kick. Those appeals fell on deaf ears and the ref waved.

Karim Benzema and Girona's Marc Muniesa at the Montilivi

Ball to hand, no penalty

Machín's players waved to Hernández Hernández in vain. Replays showed that Benzema did not voluntarily use his arm and didn't have time to pull it away. According to former match official and refereeing consultant for AS and La SER's Carrusel Deportivo Iturralde González, it wasn't handball: "The ball struck him on his forearm, no penalty".

Isco opens the scoring against Girona.

Isco opens

Six minutes later, the game changed in two swift moves - Girona it the post and Madrid broke with Isco racing onto a rebound to slot in the opening goal.

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
14Espanyol 10 2 4 3
15Girona 9 2 3 5
16Deportivo 8 2 2 5
Full standing
Next matches
Levante - Girona D-05/11 12:00
Girona - R. Sociedad D-19/11 17:00
Betis - Girona D-26/11 17:00
Fixtures

*Update 29 de octubre de 2017

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
2Valencia 24 7 3 0
3Real Madrid 23 7 2 1
4Atlético 20 5 5 0
Full standing
Next matches
Real Madrid - Las Palmas D-05/11 20:45
Atlético - Real Madrid D-19/11 17:00
Real Madrid - Málaga D-26/11 17:00
Fixtures

*Update 29 de octubre de 2017

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