February 3rd La Liga 17th round match, Real Madrid home 2-
0 beat Valencia.
After the game, Iturralde, a guest referee expert of “Aspen”, talked about the two controversial penalties in this game. He believed that Castillejo’s stampede on Camavinga constituted a serious foul, and the Varen winger should
was sent off.
Furthermore, he said Rudiger’s goal should not have been disallowed.
In the 5th minute of the game, Castillejo stepped on Camavinga’s heel from behind, causing the Frenchman to fall to the ground in pain.
In this regard, the on-duty referee only whistled a common foul, and did not issue a warning to the Varen winger.
Iturralde said: “If the VAR comes out to remind the referee and then send off Castillejo, Valencia should not have any objection to this. This is a pedaling action with a relatively high position. I think the
So VAR did not appear to remind the referee, because it was considered that the offender did not have extra power.”
In the 47th minute of the game, Real Madrid took a corner kick from the left. Rudiger scored a header from behind the penalty area. Then VAR reminded Benzema to elbow Musa’s foul and the goal was invalid. At the same time, the French striker received a yellow card.
According to Iturrald, this was a completely wrong decision.
“I don’t think football can and shouldn’t be allowed to play back in slow motion. That’s not sport. The corner kick, the Valencia player was half-embracing Benzema, and Benzema was just shaking his arms. It’s a normal football action. I
Always ask VAR to be consistent. If VAR considers it a foul, it should also consider Castillejo’s foul on Camavinga. Slow-motion replays should not be on the pitch.”