Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid coach, angered after two decisions related to two hand touches against his team during the dramatic 2-2 draw with Seville, with the continued trailing behind Atletico Madrid in the struggle for the title of the Spanish Football League.
During a 1-1 tie in the second half, Real Madrid defender Eder Militao was awarded a penalty after returning to the VAR referee for a handball during a jump for an attempt to block a cross.
This decision resulted in the cancellation of the penalty kick obtained by Karim Benzema, which was obtained by Karim Benzema, after Seville goalkeeper Yacine Bono, after a counter-attack, was canceled.
Ivan Rakitic scored from the penalty spot to regain Sevilla’s lead, but Diego Carlos accidentally scored in his own goal in the 93rd minute, to clear the “royal” tie and remain two points behind leaders Atlético.
Zidane had called for a penalty kick in the first half when the ball hit the arm of Joan Jordan, the Seville defender, although the midfielder’s arm was not extended as it had happened with Militão.
“I don’t understand that at all,” Zidane told Spanish network Movie Star +. “If it was a handball against Militau, it should have been a handball against Seville as well.”
The French coach has always been proud of not discussing arbitration decisions, but he entered the pitch after the match to talk to referee Juan Martinez Monoyerra.
He added, “I never talk about refereeing, but today I am angry. In the end it happened and my words will not change anything. I am happy with the way my team played, and we deserved more as we played beautifully in the second half.”
Real Madrid manager Emilio Butragueño also expressed his frustration with the referee’s decision and confirmed that his club was denied a penalty against Atletico in March when the ball collided with Felipe’s hand while trying to jump.
Butragueño said, “We do not have much luck in such shots, it happened to us in many similar situations this season, and once again the decision went against us. The decision was decisive when taking into account his timing and choosing whether to award a penalty kick for Sevilla or a penalty for Real Madrid.”
“We are concerned because there have been similar footage, which in theory is supposed to be in our interest, but the result was different, so we feel a little uncomfortable,” he added.