Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga avoided a second yellow card for Sunday’s cynical challenge, with Anthony Martial injured.
Sevilla beat La Liga champions 2-0 after a quick series of goals by Ivan Rakitic and Eric
Lamela as Real Madrid face off at half-time at Pisjuan’s Ramon Sanchez Stadium.
Many believed Real should be reduced to ten men after two defeats by Camavinga.
The 19-year-old was booked half an hour later for demolishing Jesus Manuel Corona before an untimely tackle on Martial in the 40th minute.
No second yellow for Camavinga, not even a foul for Martial and he ends up coming off injured. Joke. pic.twitter.com/oSxylekL6a
— Luke (@UtdLuke3) April 17, 2022
The Manchester United striker was on loan aiming for a goal in a dangerous position when Camavinga went off.
He didn’t touch the ball at all, but crucially, the referee thought he did, and he didn’t even award the home team a free kick.
Martial was furious and warned of his angry reaction to the decision.
The former Monaco man had to be replaced by Lafamil because of an injury. Camavinga, meanwhile, remained on the field despite two yellow card violations.
It turned out to be a major turning point in the game, as Real turned her head around completely in the second half.
Rodrigo Goz pulled back a goal after half time and Nacho Fernandez equalized in the 82nd minute.
Then, in the second minute of stoppage time, Karim Benzema scored the second crucial goal in as many days as the winner scored.
A huge comeback win means Carlo Ancelotti’s team are 15 points clear at the top of the table, although second-placed Barcelona have two games in hand.