The Clasico, as if it could be any other way, created controversy. For Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman, his side should have been awarded a late penalty for a possible foul by Ferland Mendy on Martin Braithwaite with the score at 2-1 to Real Madrid.
Referee Gil Manzano saw nothing wrong with the challenge and the VAR did not recommend reviewing it.
Koeman, speaking to Movistar after the game, said that it was a "crystal clear penalty. We have to accept it and keep quiet. I have said what I think."
But he continued, saying "I don't know why there's VAR in Spain," before interjecting on himself to ask the journalist Ricardo Sierra what he thought of the decision.
"Is it a penalty?" Koeman asked.
"The referee decides," responded Sierra.
"OK, you don't want to stick your neck out," Koeman said, before deciding to leave the interview early.
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