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LaLiga referee responds to Real Madrid players’ complaints during match

The referee justified only adding four minutes despite shouts from Los Blancos

Real Madrid v Osasuna - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

LaLiga referee Cesar Soto Grado, who controlled the match against Osasuna, was shown justifying his added time to several Real Madrid players on Wednesday (MARCA).

Soto Grado is shown saying “You’ve had 90 minutes, so don’t come to me now protesting that if I put a minute. No, no, I already know...”

The complaints were over Soto Grado only adding four minutes of extra time at the end of the match despite claims from Real Madrid players that Osasuna was time-wasting. Dani Carvajal and Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti have already voiced their concerns with Soto Grado’s refereeing on Wednesday.

Carvajal believes four minutes is a low amount as he claims most other LaLiga matches have had upwards of seven minutes of extra time added. Ancelotti says he also wasn’t convinced by Soto Grado’s explanation for why such little stoppage time was given.

Ancelotti also voiced his concerns with the lack of penalty given after it appears Vinicius’ ankle was stamped on in the box.

“It’s a very complicated issue. To me, it seemed like a stamp that could be a penalty. Why didn’t VAR come in? I don’t know.”

Amidst all the controversy coming from the match, the scoreline finished at 0-0. Real Madrid will look to bounce back when they play away to Elche on Saturday.

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