VAR

ALFREDO RELAÑO

VAR has imprisoned football

Real Madrid won at the Benito Villamarín, by dint of VAR. Two debatable decisions that reinforce the opinion of those who believe Madrid benefit from the system.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

An image is worth a thousand words

Offside interference is one of the most difficult actions in football to call and especially controversial when it benefits Zinedine Zidane's side.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

VAR adds fuel to the controversy fire

Real Madrid went top of LaLiga on Sunday night with a 1-2 win over Real Sociedad, but all the attention focused on three controversial decisions, confirmed by the VAR.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Cowardly refereeing in LaLiga

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

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Those magnificent Toni Kroos passes

Alfredo Relaño reflects on Sunday's meeting between Valladolid and Real Madrid which was resolved by a Nacho header, courtesy of a Toni Kroos centre.

Alfredo Relaño

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Real Madrid perk up against Valencia

With the attacking trio of Bale-Benzema-Hazard all missing, Zidane opted to go into the semi-final playing with five midfielders and Jovic playing as a lone striker...

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

The Clásico goes ahead, but without goals

The first thing to applaud was the game actually taking place. Outside the ground people gathered in protest, and even the odd bin went up in flames, but inside it went unnoticed.

Alfredo Relaño