Sergio Ramos Claims Real Madrid Had Two Penalty Decisions Ruled Out

Sergio Ramos was having none of it with the missed penalty calls on his teammate, Raphael Varane.

It was a close encounter between Barcelona and Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the 2019/20 season.

There were plenty of action at Camp Nou on Wednesday but eventually, the match ended 0-0. Ramos felt his side deserved penalties after Varane was brought down by Clement Lenglet once and had his shirt pulled by Ivan Rakitic.

The referee, Alejandro Jose Hernandez chose to not even view the pitchside monitor to make his decision, leaving Ramos questioning the entire point of VAR.

“We saw them at the break and they look pretty clear. They’re both penalties, but we can’t change that now,” the Galactico defender told Movistar. “VAR is here to help. It’s bad luck. On another day, it’ll be our turn to have a penalty that they don’t check.”

“You can’t be happy when you don’t win, but getting something here is always positive,” Ramos added. “We saw a great Real Madrid today, with a lot of personality, on a very tough pitch. We went to steal the ball, which helped us create many chances. There were few mistakes and that’s the end result.

“We controlled the game quite well. We had more chances than them. It’s not easy to get the ball off them. The strategy of pressing high worked well.

“We’re going through a great dynamic in terms of play and we’re also good physically. It’s a shame the year is ending – we’d like this not to stop. Now, we have Athletic and hopefully we’ll continue like this after the holidays.”

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