Madrid’s balancing objective in their Champions League semi-last first leg with Chelsea ought to have been chalked off.
That is the assessment of a refereeing master in Spain who feels Zinedine Zidane’s side were blessed match official Danny Makkelie didn’t spot what they felt was a mess in the game.
‘Casemiro submits a foul on [Cesar] Azpilicueta before [Eder] Militao heads to Benzema, who scores,’ Juan Andujar Oliver, a refereeing master in Spain, revealed to Radio Marca.
An ensuing survey on Marca’s site saw 48% of citizens conflict with Andujar Oliver’s decision by demanding it was anything but a foul by Casemiro.
Makkelie went under pressure in the development to the match in the Spanish media with developing feelings of trepidation that Real Madrid’s driving part in attempting to build up a breakaway European Super League would hurt them in the two legs against Chelsea.
The referee showed a lot of tolerance in deceptive conditions and if Andujar Oliver is to be accepted, Real Madrid have Makkelie to thank for not decision out what could end up being a urgent objective yet to be determined of the tie.