Carlo Ancelotti blasts debatable penalty against Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti claims Asensio didn’t touch ball in hand.

The Real Madrid manager complains about the penalty which was awarded to Girona at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Madrid had to finish the game with a draw and they are now just a point ahead of Barcelona in the La Liga table.


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“I don’t like talking about these things, but today I will,” Ancelotti said in his postmatch news conference, when asked about the penalty and disallowed goal. “The first situation is quite clear. [Asensio] didn’t touch the ball with his hand. I spoke to him. He touched it with his chest.”

“His left hand was in a strange position, and if he touched the ball with his hand there could be a doubt. But he didn’t. They invented it. The second one is more debatable. [Gazzaniga] didn’t have total control [of the ball]. You can have an opinion on that, you can give it or not. What surprises me is the penalty.”


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