Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueño has expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of chief referee Alejandro Hernández in the La Liga match against Atletico (1-1).
At the end of the first half, the ball hit Atletico defender Felipe in the penalty area.
However, the referee did not award a penalty. And though the VAR system was used to assess the episode, the referee’s decision was not changed.
“It’s a penalty. A key decision. The sequence was correct: after the VAR the referee was asked to watch the episode. But he decided it wasn’t a penalty. We were unlucky again with Hernandez,” Butragueño told Movistar+.
“As for the game, had it not been for Oblak, we would have won. The second half was fine.”