‘Referee hurt La Real’

Real Sociedad Coach Jagoba Arrasate believes his side were on the receiving end of some poor refereeing in the draw with Getafe.

La Real went into a two-goal lead through a Imanol Agirretxe double inside 16 minutes but were pegged back not long into the second-half.

Getafe later had Borja sent off but Sociedad were unable to make the most of the advantage – and were hindered by the officiating of David Fernandez Borbalan, according to Arrasate.

“He’s a good referee, “Arrasate told his post-match Press conference.

“But two or three times he has not been good today for one team or another.

“It we analyse the game we’ll see we have been hardest hit.”

Arrasate particularly felt a penalty should have been awarded to the visitors.

“Clearly the defender forgets the ball and thrusts his hand [at Carlos Vela].

Despite giving up the advantage, Arrasate insisted the result was a positive one for his side.

“It’s a point closer to getting into Europe.                                                

“We have to be realistic. We’ll recover now because it’s been a tough week.

“We started with a lot of authority and could have scored more. But the draw is fair in the end.

“They let us have the ball but we couldn’t make the most of it and create enough chances.”

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