The statistics of the first half of the season undermine the idea that Real Madrid have an advantage in terms of penalties.
The real Madrid had a complicated evening, Thursday, on the occasion of his Spanish Supercup semi-final against theAthletic Bilbao. Title-holder, the Merengue club bit the dust (2-1), paying a heavy price for a poorly negotiated first period and whose two errors by Lucas Vasquez, at the origin of the two Basque goals, are obviously the best illustration.
Madrid were also not helped by events as evidenced by the two new amounts found by Marco Asensio or the contentious situation in Athletic’s area, in added time, for which recourse to VAR would not have been too much. And this while the champions of Spain also conceded a penalty at the end of the first period allowing Raul Garcia to double the stake.
The penalty, following a fault as obvious as it is unnecessary Lucas vazquez, was indisputable. It does not tarnish the record of Real Madrid. Often accused of being favored by the refereeing body, the Merengue club displays edifying statistics in this area. This penalty is indeed the seventh conceded by the Madrid club since the start of the season in domestic competitions. Seven penalties in 18 matches. Conversely, Zinedine Zidane’s troops only benefited from two. Bad tongues may see this as an explanation for the difficulties encountered by Real since the start of the season …
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