BAR 1-0 Madrid: Why The Ref Should’ve Booked Gavi For A Tackle On Militao In The 1st Half

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Barcelona started the game against Real Madrid very slowly, it was the away side that score the first goal of the game. After making an intelligent run into the box, Franck Kessie’s deflected shot gave Barcelona’s Xavi the first-half lead. In the second half, Real Madrid continued to press but failed to create many chances. Hence, the game ended 0-1 in favoured of Xavi Hernandez’s Barcelona.

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However, many fans have been talking about Real Madrid’s error, Vinicius’ dribbles, the Video Assistant Referee’s intervention, Benzema’s offside goal, the extra time, Barcelona’s defending, xlvi’s complaints, and the tackles in the first half, but this article will focus on why the match referee should have booked Gavi for a tackle on Militao in the first half. Take a look!

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1. Vinicius Junior Was Booked For A Similar Foul.

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Note that Vinicius Junior was one of the faces of the game as he was involved in a lot of faceoffs. After grabbing Frenkie De Jong illegally, he got a yellow card, but Barcelona’s Gavi made a similar tackle on Militao and was not booked. Even though Gavi was booked for another incident in the second half, not is unfair that Gavi was not booked as he clattered into Militao. So, to avoid any unbiased, the match referee should have also booked Gavi for that challenge.

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