Eduardo Iturralde González

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Spain side built outside LaLiga

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?

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Zidane has fixed the machine

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.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

VAR making referees worse at their job

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...

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

VAR set to make Champions League debut

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.

Alfredo Relaño

RELAÑO

VAR's unexpected fallibility

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%

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Cristiano displays nerves of steel

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

Alfredo Relaño