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Ancelotti Criticizes Clasico Ref

  • Marca, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:03 PM

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti criticized referee Undiano Mallenco following his team’s 4-3 loss to Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. In particular, the Italian highlighted the red card to Sergio Ramos, which left Real with ten men for the final 25 minutes, during which time Barca scored twice from the spot. "I think he played a decisive role,” Ancelotti said, adding that the club has appealed the decision. “We were unlucky with the Sergio Ramos decision because it was an unfair red card and that's why we've appealed. We've been unlucky with Undiano in both clasicos.”

Ancelotti added that Real would not file a complaint about the incident between Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets and Pepe, in which the Busquets appeared to step on the Real defender’s head during a mele shortly after Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the game.

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