Ancelotti Sad As Girona Hold Madrid

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his dissatisfaction with the team’s 1-1 draw against Girona in Sunday’s La Liga game.

Vinicius Junior put Real ahead at the Santiago Bernabeu in the 70th minute , before Cristhian Stuani netted from the penalty spot 10 minutes later to level, when Marco Asensio had handled a shot.

Toni Kroos was sent off in stoppage time, his first red card in his career.

Ancelotti said, “I don’t like to talk about referees but I will today. the first situation is a clear one. It’s not a penalty because he doesn’t touch it with his hand. I asked Asensio and he said he never touched it with his hand, it came off his chest. The left hand was in an odd position. If he’d have touched it with his hand, there may have been doubts around it. He didn’t handle it, they’ve made it up.

“The second move is more open for debate. If the goalkeeper gets the ball in his hand, you can blow the whistle, or not. I won’t talk about that one. I’m most surprised by the penalty. It came at a crucial time because the game was all but wrapped up. We struggled to score goals, we didn’t play brilliant football and we found it tough to win the ball back. We had the chance to make it 2-0 through Asensio. This situation has cost us two points in the table.

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