Did the referee favor Real Madrid by not sending off Vinicius? | sports

Real Madrid player Vinicius Junior scored the decisive goal against Leipzig to lead the Merengues to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but he was lucky to remain on the field after his violent intervention on Willy Orban, the German club player.

The Brazilian international was lucky to escape the red card after violently strangling Orbán, so the referee merely showed the yellow card.

“Vini” committed a violation against his opponent, Willy Orban, captain of the German team, in the 54th minute of the match, when he pushed him using his shoulder and forearm from behind.

Vinicius entered into a verbal altercation with the Leipzig player and then pushed him with both hands at the neck level, causing the German to fall. It was a difficult moment for Madrid fans when the referee approached the player but only showed him the yellow card.

Tension escalated at the Bernabéu when the referee went to review the VAR technology, but the on-field decision was upheld somewhat surprisingly, according to observers.

Spanish arbitration expert Iturralde Gonzalez believed that Brazilian Vinicius deserved to be expelled.

Gonzalez said, during statements reported by the Spanish newspaper “Mundo Deportivo”, that Real Madrid received arbitration assistance, referring to Vinicius not being expelled.

He added, “Real Madrid should have completed the match with only 10 players.”

Leipzig players were angry at the decision, and their anger increased when they watched Vinicius give his team the lead in the 65th minute.

Despite the 1-1 draw, Real Madrid secured the qualification ticket to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, benefiting from its victory in the first leg by a goal without.

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