Madrid press highlights today the crucial role that referees played yesterday in helping Barcelona increase their La Liga lead to five points.
“The referees made the difference,” As titles, claiming “Clos Gomez stole Real Madrid a penalty and sent Sergio Ramos off, while Iglesias Villanueva gave Barca an easy penalty.”
As emphasizes Carlo Ancelotti’s post-match reactions, stating “Ramos red card is difficult to understand.”
Meanwhile, Spain’s most sold newspaper, Marca, claims “Madrid dropped two points due to a disastrous refereeing.”
“Clos didn’t concede a clear penalty to Modric and unfairly sent Ramos off,” they add.
Marca publishes Diego Lopez statements about their draw against Osasuna: “The referee has changed the game.”
“It makes you cry,” is Marca’s main headline. The draw at El Sadar not only leaves Los Blancos trailing five points to Barcelona in the table, furthermore it leaves Ancelotti with only one centre-back to face Valencia next week, since Ramos and Pepe will be sidelined due to suspension unless the Refereeing Committee nullifies any of their yellow cards.