Karim Benzema’s penalty and Marco Asensio’s goal in Madrid saw a 2-0 victory record on Friday, moving four points away from Barcelona rivals with three games.
Madrid does not control the VAR
Raphael Varane refused to talk that the VAR favored Real Madrid after the LaLiga giants moved closer to the league title with a victory over Alaves. Karim Benzema’s penalty and Marco Asensio’s goal in Madrid saw a 2-0 victory record on Friday, moving four points away from Barcelona rivals with three games. Madrid were honored with a punched hit for the third consecutive game. While the VAR was needed after Asensio’s goal was initially incorrectly excluded for an offside decision against Benzema. Varane, who helped Madrid keep a clean sheet for the fifth consecutive game. He was not interested in any conversational decisions that went in the way of his team.
“External noise does not matter to us. We are focused on winning and giving everything back on the field,” the defender told journalists. “We do not control the VAR, and we control the efforts and attitude that we show on the field.
Bartomeu blames the VAR for preferring Real Madrid
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu blamed the video technology for preferring Madrid. After Los Blancos won 1-0 against Athletic Club last week. Madrid’s winning goal in that match took place after a referee looked at the VAR feed side monitor to set a penalty in the 76th minute sent by Sergio Ramos, while Athletic were not lucky that they did not receive a late spot-kick. “I watched San Mames match until almost the end of the second half,” Bartomeu said. “I feel bad because we have the best league in the world, and the VAR after the coronavirus is fair”. It has changed some of the results and always favors the same team. “Madrid are close their first league title from 2016-17, with Barcelona surviving the last two crowns. Varane said Madrid has yet to make a final before matches against Granada, Villarreal, and Leganes to end the league season.
“We are focused on our goal, and we have three finals left,” he said. “It was important to win, but it is crucial to keep a clean sheet. That gives us a lot of confidence. We will continue with positive dynamics with us.” Madrid’s titled Barcelona will play fixtures against Valladolid-away, Osasuna-home, and Alaves-away as they try to get into the four-point gap set by Los Blancos. Barcelona won the last two LaLiga titles with Real Madrid. The previous time applying for this honor after the 2016-17 season.