Barcelona’s loss to Real Madrid in the El Classico game may be attributed to the referee’s, Martinez Munuera’s decision in the game. so many of the referee decision in the El Classico game was against Barcelona including his choice of awarding a penalty in the 61st minute of the game to Real Madrid when Sergio Ramos went down quite easily in the Barcelona’s box, when Clement Lenglet took hold of the madrid’s captain shirt in the box, leaving Barcelona players furious even after consulting VAR which showed that the challenge was not that serious.
Barcelona then submit a complaint to the Spanish FA after it was revealed by Sport that the referee Munuera, who has been a referee for 11 years, has close ties to Real Madrid.
it was also discovered that Munuera’s father, Juan Ramon who is a former referee in the Spanish third division is the founder of the popular Real Madrid fan club – Los Amigos de Benidorm, and also that, all through his time as a referee, he officiated matches wearing a Real Madrid shirt underneath his referee’s uniform.
Barcelona’s coach Ronald Koeman complained to the media about the officiating team after the defeat in his post-match press conference.
“Every decision goes against us,” he told Barca TV, per the Daily Mail.
“In five games there have been none in our favour. I don’t think it’s a penalty. VAR in Spain only acts against Barcelona.”
Barcelona are said to be furious and want action to be taken.