The controversies surrounding the referees of the derby Atlético de Madrid – Real Madrid of LaLiga 2023/24, led by Alberola Rojas

The whites left the Civitas Metropolitano feeling that they had been wronged. But there were no major errors by the referee.

Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid played a new edition of the derby in the Spanish capital and the match on the sixth day of LaLiga 2023/24 was not without controversy, as expected.

The white team felt damaged by the performance of Alberola Rojas because of what happened in no fewer than three actions, all in the first half: a foul before Colchonero’s first goal, an offside that led to the annulment of a goal by Camavinga and a violation by Josema Giménez demanding deportation.

However, the referee was right in all three decisions and rounded off a good performance, apart from the usual complaints, which will fill pages and minutes of screen time.

Next one, GOAL discusses all the controversies surrounding the referees left by the derby between Atleti and Madrid.

The controversies surrounding the referees of the derby Atlético de Madrid versus Real Madrid on the sixth day of LaLiga 2023/24

Was Bellingham fouled before Morata’s goal?

The complaints started early in the Civitas Metropolitano: after 4 minutes, Álvaro Morata opened the scoring for the local team, but all of Madrid claimed that when Atleti recovered the ball, Mario Hermoso committed a foul on Jude Bellingham.

But neither Alberola Rojas nor the VAR were of the opinion that there was a foul: Atleti’s central defender plays the ball and the Englishman falls when he sees that he has lost the ball.

Goal disallowed for Camavinga due to offside by Rüdiger

Ancelotti’s team could have gone to halftime with the score at 2-2, but the referee decided to disallow Eduardo Camavinga’s goal in the 44th minute due to an earlier offside by Antonio Rüdiger, who, although he could not play the ball , which Bellingham had sent from the sideline, he indeed intended and his action caused two red and white defenders to be offside.

Should Josema Giménez have been deported?

First half with many complaints from Madrid, which also requested the expulsion of Jose María Giménez due to a slide tackle on Rodrygo Goes against the band. Apart from the spectacular nature of the action, it did not involve a violent foul or the use of excessive force, nor did it interrupt a clear scoring opportunity as the Brazilian was against the wing, more than 30 meters from the goal and with rivals They came to close in the middle. Correct warning from Alberola Rojas.

Source: Goal


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