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Zidane slams referees after Real Madrid fail to go top


Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has expressed his anger at referees after Sevilla were awarded a controversial penalty during their 2-2 draw on Sunday.

The result left Los Blancos trailing leaders Atletico Madrid by two points at the top of the LaLiga table.

The score was 1-1, when referee Juan Martinez Munuera initially gave Madrid a penalty for a foul by goalkeeper Bono on Karim Benzema.

However, VAR intervened and spotted an earlier handball by defender Eder Militao at the other end.

Ivan Rakitic scored from the spot, before Eden Hazard deflected Toni Kroos’ shot past Bono in the final minutes to make it 2-2.

“I’m very angry. You’ll have to explain the handball rules to me.

“I spoke to the referee and I asked for an explanation. He said it was handball by Militao, but the other one [an earlier handball appeal against Joan Jordan] wasn’t.

“I don’t like to talk about referees but today the feeling isn’t good,” Zidane told Movistar after the match.

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He added: “I don’t understand at all. If there was a handball from Militao, there was one from Sevilla too. I wasn’t convinced by what [the referee] said.

The results leave Real Madrid needing Atletico to drop points in their three remaining fixtures, with Diego Simeone’s men on 77 points, and Madrid and Barca both chasing on 75.

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