Ronald Koeman, Barcelona manager, has blamed the referee Gil Manzano after his side lost 2-1 to Real Madrid in the El Clasico clash on Saturday night.
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Madrid’s Ferland Mendy appeared to pull down Martin Braithwaite in the final 10 minutes but the referee waved play on and the incident was not reviewed by VAR.
“Everyone has seen the game and if you’re a Barca fan, you’re angry; you’re not happy with some of the referee’s decisions,” Koeman told Movistar after the final whistle.
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“First of all, I just want to say that in the first half, we weren’t good, attacking or defending. In the second half, we improved.
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“I only ask that referees get decisions right. It’s a penalty and then, after that, to only add four minutes of stoppage time when the referee had spent three minutes [fixing a communication] issue with the VAR… But the penalty is crystal clear. There is a referee, a linesman, VAR.”