VAR Somehow Missed Casemiro's Dive For Real Madrid
Real Madrid managed to beat Levante 2-1 in a tight game on Sunday night but they were very fortunate to get the match winning penalty from VAR after what looked like a big dive from Casemiro.
It can't be easy for any La Liga side coming up against Real Madrid at the best of times. The 13 time Champions League winners have one of the best teams in the league by a country mile.
Sure they might not be doing great this season, since the loss of Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo, but they're still third and any side with the likes of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric et al must be taken seriously.
On Sunday Levante managed to take Real close to yet more dropped points. Despite being in 13th place the home side had the game level after 76 minutes.
Real had taken the lead through a Karim Benzema penalty only for Roger Marti to level the game on the hour mark, however Levante were denied the chance of a share of the points by VAR.
Casemiro was adjudged to have been fouled by Cheick Doukoure but the video replay suggested there was little to no contact and the Brazilian just threw himself to the ground:
' PENALTY!! '- Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) February 24, 2019
Real Madrid have been given another penalty
Is Casemiro lucky to win this one? pic.twitter.com/scRgbt7nNU
You look at the replays, you see this and instead of giving Casemiro a yellow for diving (would miss El Clasico) and a free kick to Levante you award Real Madrid the penalty after that dive? I'm done...pic.twitter.com/P5D4VV1Cap- Guardiolista (@LaComputadora14) February 24, 2019
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Carvajal after the game: "I was 25 metres away from the situation and I could hear Casemiro getting kicked."- AFC Ajax :dizzy: (@TheEuropeanLad) February 24, 2019
Well, I think it's fair to say that that is literally impossible when you see this clip. https://t.co/gxVbqPqIZv
LMAOOOO Casemiro you shameless freak- fabiano:tm: (@XaviTempo_) February 24, 2019
It's the second time recently that Real have been on the end of a controversial decision from VAR after Ajax had a goal chalked off by the video officials during the first leg of their Champions League last 16 match.
Bale's winner from the spot leaves Real 12 points behind Barcelona and five behind Atletico Madrid and in third in La Liga, though they do have a game in hand.
Should Casemiro have won a penalty or should he be banned?
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