Alfredo Relaño discusses VAR and the recent incorrect decision to disallow a goal by Miguel Gutiérrez in a Real Madrid Castilla game against Balona.
In the Old Testament, Madrid would have deservedly beaten Sevilla.
Cádiz are furious about the three corrections made by Antonio Mateu from the VAR control room and match official Valentín Pizarro at the Reale Arena, writes Alfredo Relaño.
After the Germany rout a friend pointed out to me that the first five goals were scored by three strikers who are not here. Is it a sign of LaLiga’s weakness?
A reflection on the very poor standard of refereeing that was seen in the games involving LaLiga's big two clubs, against Osasuna and Betis.
Alfredo Relaño looks back on Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Sevilla at the Bernabéu on Saturday.
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Alfredo Relaño looks at Real Madrid's fine performance against PSG in the Champions League, although two late goals from the visitors means top spot in the group is out of reach.
On Saturday, Sevilla and Atlético Madrid's 1-1 draw threw up an unusual incident, when the ball became lodged between Jules Koundé's legs on the goal line...
We were still digesting Luka Modric's red card at Celta, which was in general felt to have been harsh, when Jorge Molina was sent off for a similar incident...
Just as the dust began to settle from Cristiano's hat-trick which saw Atlético eliminated on Tuesday ("God's fury" according to the ‘La Gazzetta’),
VAR or no VAR, that is the question...? Actually it's not a question anymore as tonight, for the first time in the Champions League, as the competition reaches the Round of 16 stage, we´ll see the debut of the VAR system.
Last night's Copa del Rey clash was a delight to watch, a classic full blooded cup tie. Betis went two goals ahead against a Valencia side who reused to roll over ended up securing a creditable 2-2 draw.
Among the things I've noticed about VAR, the worst that has come to my attention is the area of red cards for serious foul play...
I was tipped off about this from our 'in-house' referee Iturralde that in the majority of domestic top flight games where a standard number of cameras are utilised, the area of margin for incorrect off-side decisions is approximately 7%
Let's get this straight, I firmly believe it was a penalty. Cristiano won the ball and knocked it down for Lucas Vázquez who was shaping up to shoot and was then brought down by a clumsy challenge from Benatia