On the set of Canal +, Tuesday evening, during the debrief of the incredible Liverpool-Real Madrid (2-5), Laure Boulleau recalled that arbitration in the Champions League was often in favor of the Merengues.
The Real Madrid made yet another reassembled in the Champions League, Tuesday evening, winning 5-2 against Liverpool at Anfield, in the round of 16 first leg. The Reds led 2-0 after a quarter of an hour (thanks in particular to an XXL blunder by Thibaut Courtois), but Vinicius reset the counters to zero (Alisson also going there from his blunder). It was in the second half that the Merengues took off.
After goals from Eder Militao and Karim Benzema as soon as they returned from the locker room, Liverpool could have obtained a penalty to come back to 3-1. A cross from Cody Gakpo was blocked by Daniel Carvajal with his left arm (57th). The Spanish full-back tried to avoid the ball but his arms off the body clearly increased the contact surface and, if the referee did not whistle, the video assistant could very well have intervened.
“It never falls on Real”
After the meeting, during the shock debrief on the set of the Canal Champions Club, Laure Boulleau twice recalled that the Madrid club was favored by arbitration decisions. ” It would have been severe, but severe penalties never fall on Real. That is also something that can be seen in competitions like the Champions League “, first launched the star consultant of Canal +.
In response to Didier Drogba, Samir Nasri and Christophe Jallet, the other consultants present for this C1 evening, the former French international did not let go, saying a few seconds later: ” This kind of penalty, I’m glad it’s not whistled, but I’ve seen quite a few that have already been whistled, but never against Real Madrid “. As if to get his message across.
The former left side of PSG, who collaborates with the media of the Rouge et Bleu, does not accuse without reason. The Parisian supporters obviously have in mind the charge of Karim Benzema on Gianluigi Donnarumma who contributed to the reassembled of Real Madrid a year ago. In 2018, during the round of 16 first leg of LDC between the two teams, several decisions of the referees had turned in favor of the Merengues (who had won 3-1).