Real Madrid

With Militao’s hand in memory

The Real Madrid and Sevilla They meet again at the Santiago Bernabéu after what happened last season at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium, when both teams drew in a match corresponding to matchday 35 remembered by the famous hand of Militao that changed the destiny of the League.

Madrid led the match played on May 9 but with the disappointment of having been knocked out in the Champions League semi-finals by Chelsea four days earlier. The team coached by Zinedine Zidane also had numerous casualties, with Ramos and Mendy injured at Stamford Bridge. The white box came out with an unprecedented line-up, with Odriozola on the left side and Fede Valverde accompanying Benzema and Vinicius in attack.

Sevilla took the lead in the middle of the first half with a great maneuver from Fernando in the Courtois area. Lopetegui’s team resisted the stakes of Madrid until Asensio rewarded the white insistence, who went with everything to attack in search of a vital victory in the fight for the title.

Everything turned around in the absence of a quarter of an hour to go, a ball thrown in a corner kick from Sevilla brushed it with Militao’s arm but the referee did not notice it and in the counterattack, Benzema was clearly knocked down by Bono, signaling penalty Munuera Montero. What should have been a penalty in favor of Madrid, ended in a penalty for Sevilla after from the VAR, González González warned his partner to review the possible hand of Militao.

After consulting the action, Munuera Montero pointed the eleven meters and Rakitic it did not fail. Already in 90, in a fit of self-love, Hazard put the 2-2 on the scoreboard by deflecting a shot from Toni Kroos. In the end, Madrid lost the leadership and the League and the controversial play raised the indignation of all the levels of the club, from the players to Zidane, who did not usually talk about arbitrations. “They have to explain the rules to me,” the Frenchman said sensibly.

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