Former referee says Casemiro should have been sent off during Valencia vs Real Madrid

Former referee Eduardo Iturralde González believes Real Madrid star Casemiro should have been sent off on Sunday night.

Real Madrid claimed a dramatic comeback win over Valencia on Sunday evening at Mestalla.

Los Blancos looked as though they were heading for a defeat after Hugo Duro’s 65th minute opener.

But late goals from Vinicus Jr and Karim Benzema, separated by just two minutes, saw Carlo Ancelotti‘s men pick up all three points, ending Valencia’s unbeaten start to the season.

Though, the win wasn’t without controversy, with Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro putting in a hard-hitting challenge on Maxi Gomez when the score was still 0-0.

Referee Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes punished the challenge with a yellow card, but former referee Iturralde González believes it should have been a red.

He told Carrusel Deportivo: “For me, it’s a red. I remind you again that it doesn’t matter about the intention, it matters the way you enter.

“Casemiro should have been sent off for serious foul play.”

The challenge saw Casemiro take a chunk of the ball, but he also followed through and briefly planted his foot across the leg of Gomez.

The incident was, of course, reviewed by VAR, but it the review decided it wasn’t a clear and obvious error on the part of the referee.

Tags Casemiro Eduardo Iturralde González Real Madrid Valencia


  1. Taoheed says:

    U should have done that where you are envy referee they kick vini more than five times without single card

  2. Abdulmalik says:

    What about Vini first half incident in Valencia box?, Was it not a penalty?

  3. Abdulmalik Sa'ad Idris says:

    What about Vini Jr first half incident in Valencia box?, Was it not a penalty?

  4. Daniel Ham Yahaya says:

    Don’t mind this jealous man saying its a “red” as if he doesn’t Talking without sense of reasoning.

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