Real Madrid have had almost twice as many goals disallowed by VAR compared to rest of La Liga

Real Madrid were almost frustrated by Sevilla on Sunday, as it took until the 81st minute for Carlo Ancelotti’s side to score the one and only goal of the match at the Santiago Bernabeu, which has ensured that they keep their six-point gap to Girona at the summit of the La Liga table.

Los Blancos could have been ahead earlier in proceedings when Lucas Vazquez found the back of the net, only for the goal to be ruled out by VAR for a foul by Nacho Fernandez on Youssef En-Nesyri.

As reported by Diario AS, it’s the 27th time since the Video Assistant Referee system was introduced in 2018 that Real Madrid have had a goal ruled out in La Liga. It’s almost double the next closest, that being Sevilla (16), with the next most affected being Atletico Madrid (14), Valencia (14), Real Sociedad (13), Celta Vigo (12) and Barcelona (11).

Real Madrid do not believe that VAR is used properly by officials, and these numbers are unlikely to make their stance on the matter change. However, it’s worth noting that it does not mean that these decisions were all incorrect, just that Los Blancos have perhaps been more unlucky that most when it comes to fine margins.

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  1. “perhaps been more unlucky that most when it comes to fine margins”

    Or it is more often utilized against Real and less against other teams.

    Case in point, Ocampos pulled down Rudiger, grabbed him with both arms to prevent a cross, just after VAR disallowed the Real goal, inside penalty area without VAR intervening.

    It goes to show that VAR is employed more diligently against Real. Would be nice if every team had the same magnifying glass as RM have. Numbers dont lie.

  2. Yet we get to see other club managers (channel anger towards real to be favoured) together with big potatoe size club president calling real (cos judgements that does not count to their advantage) & labelling the best team on earth real madrid ‘shame’ knowing well that we the best is bring good la liga ,& them taking home nothing! Yet we on top with all of this mess! Kudos madrid! hala madrid!!

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