Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Catalans reportedly issue complaint against referee Munuera

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Catalans reportedly issue complaint against referee Munuera

- Barcelona vs Real Madrid's Spanish La Liga game ended 3-1 in favor of Los Blancos

- The Catalans are said to have issued a complaint against referee Munuera

- Juan Munuera is being accused of being a strong supporter of Real Madrid

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Barcelona are still reportedly battling to come to terms with their home defeat against Real Madrid and they have issued a complaint against referee Juan Martinez Munuera.

Ronald Koeman and his wards suffered an embarrassing 3-1 defeat against the reigning Spanish champions Real Madrid who are now occupying second position on the League table.

According to the report on Sportbible citing Sports, Barcelona chiefs were not pleased with the officiating of Juan Martinez Munuera during the El Clasico.

The report added that referee Juan Munuera's father founded a Real Madrid fan club and that their families are supporting the Spanish champions.

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After Clement Lenglet pulled the shirt of Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos with the scoreline at 1-1, the center referee first consulted the VAR before awarding a penalty to Los Blancos.

Barcelona were anxiously looking for an equalizer before Croatia international Luka Modric scored the winner for Real Madrid at the death.

The report added that referee Munuera was known to officiate matches wearing a Real Madrid shirt underneath his ref's uniform when he was in the third tier.

As it is now, the Spanish football chiefs are expected to set up an investigative team on the latest allegation against referee Munuera.

If found guilty, the referee may be banned from officiating again in the Spanish League and may also be dragged to FIFA for more punishment.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Catalans reportedly issue complain against referee Munuera
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Catalans reportedly issue complain against referee Munuera. Photo by Alex Caparros
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Sergio Ramos pulled off a world-class tackle on Lionel Mess during Real Madrid's clash with Barcelona at Camp Nou.

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Los Blancos captain made a record-breaking 45th El Clasico appearance and made the difference in the game.

The 34-year-old was named man-of-the-match for his five-star performance at Camp Nou scoring a penalty and making some decisive clearances in the match.

Ansu Fati had canceled out Federico Valverde's goal in the first half but Ramos won a penalty in the second period and the Spanish defender took responsibility.

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