Dani Carvajal defends Real Madrid penalty

Dani Carvajal defended the highly controversial second penalty awarded to Real Madrid in their victory at Levante on Sunday.

Madrid won the game 2-1 with two penalties, the second of which has come in for particular scrutiny with Casemiro appearing to go to ground in an incident without any contact.

β€œI was 25 metres away and I could hear the kick, I'm not a referee and they have a tough job and if the referee gives a penalty and the VAR ratifies it then it must be a penalty,” Carvajal told Spanish TV immediately after the game, in quotes cited by ESPN.

β€œIt was a very difficult game, they played a block of five players in midfield and it was very hard for us to create chances, but we took advantage of the opportunities we got and fortunately they did not.”

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