The arbitral bargain of Barça

When Hernández Hernández calls for Barça, we know that these things can happen (remember the two imaginary penalties he signaled against Eibar at the Camp Nou on a day with the title at stake in 2017?). Even more so if De Burgos Bengoetxea is in the VAR. Let’s say, to be generous, that the azulgranas usually do very well in arbitration decisions when both are in charge of directing their designs. Errors in favor of Barça are reminded with full hands. Mistakes against, with the fingers of one hand and you have plenty left over… When Barragán involuntarily touches the ball with his arm, the VAR forgets that it came from a hit by Memphis… also with his hand. When Hernndez went to see him on the VAR screen, we already knew the outcome. The canary has always agreed with the VAR’s suggestions… with one curious exception. Felipe’s clear penalty at the Wanda in last year’s Madrid derby that was worth a League. The one from Lanzarote denounced the VAR (González Gonzalez) and saved Atleti from defeat (1-1). In the end, that gave the League to those of Cholo.

The worst came in the Elche game minutes after Barragán, with the clear hand of Jordi Alba. The canary ordered the corner to be taken out quickly, as if wishing that there was no room to go see the friendly little screen of the VAR to see what he did not want to see. The Martínez Valero fans, quite rightly, roared with rage. It can be a modest club, but not stupid. It was too noticeable that there was a lot of desire to throw a float at Xavi’s Barça so that he maintains his winning streak and that penalty from Jordi Alba was uncomfortable, it cut the party in the bud. Better look the other way. In short, Francisco, a coach from Elche, got nervous and reminded Xavi to his face after the final whistle. Who is Elche? The brainy leaders of the arbitration group will think. If Barça does well and gets into the Champions League, everyone is happy…

That a server remembers in these lines that Barça is the ONLY team that has not been awarded a single penalty against in this League is the least of it, right? That the last penalty against Barça dates back almost a year ago (April 22, 2021 against Getafe) and that 33 days in a row have already passed untouched in that section is statistical nonsense that occurs to the Roncero on duty, who he sees everything with a madridista prism. I wonder scaled, Aren’t the Atléticos, Donostiarras, Beticos or Sevilla fans going to complain? The real victims are them and being out of the Champions League is a brutal financial and sporting loss. But that rivalry with Madrid blinds them. And that is favored by Barça. What a bargain they have…