Scandal: Clasico referee's assistant told him it WASN'T a Madrid penalty

Barça want the audio and believe there is a campaign against them

Martínez Munuera se cargó el clásico tras visionar el VAR
Martínez Munuera se cargó el clásico tras visionar el VAR | sport

The debate over the Clasico penalty is not going away and FC Barcelona are aware that the assistant referee to Martinez Munuera advised that the spot-kick should not have been given. SPORT have learned that the club assistant told Munuera that Sergio Ramos had fouled Clement Lenglet first. But the referee didn't pay attention. 

There's anger at Barcelona about the referee's performance in the Clasico. Ronald Koeman stated as much in his postgame news conference: "I don't understand VAR, every decision against Barça. In five games, not one in favour and many examples: the (non) penalty on Messi against Sevilla, the (non) red cards for Getafe and today... there are always pulls in the area." 

The fact the assistant referee told the referee it wasn't a penalty adds more fuel to the fire. 

For that reason, Barça plan to ask for the audio of the conversation between the officials and the VAR room to find out exactly what happened. The club are convinced that it is a campaign against the club led by Velasco Carballo, who is in charge of assigning the referees -- and he picked a referee known to have problems with Barcelona. 

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