Nacho Fernández saw a yellow card for a hard stomp on Ronald Araújo in the 18th minute and the second was played, therefore the expulsion, in the 41st minute when he cut off the internee in the Raphinha area with a slap to the face. The referee of the classic between Barça and Real Madrid, De Burgos Bengoetxea, did not consider the action enough contact to not even signal a foul.
Raphinha was the most active member of the Barcelona team in a first half where the madridistas soon found themselves ahead on the scoreboard due to an own goal by Araújo. The Brazilian led Barça's reaction with constant attempts down the right flank and in one of those plays he got away from the defense first of Vinícius and then of Nacho.
The culé winger traced the bottom line and was about to enter the area when the white squad player stopped him by extending his right arm, which first hits Raphinha's chest and finally ends up impacting her face. The Barça striker fell to the ground and De Burgos Bengoetxea let him continue the game to the stupefaction of the locals.
The Blaugrana players approached the referee to reproach him for the action and the Camp Nou fans were outraged. "This, this, this is how Madrid wins," the stands of the Barcelona Coliseum sang for a few seconds, a song that was born decades ago at the Molinón stadium in Gijón to protest against the arbitration decisions in favor of the whites.
In recent games, the Blaugrana team has been the recipient of this type of message in various Spanish fields due to the Negreira case. Some fans have made chants such as "a Segunda" or "Barça is a mafia" as a result of the Catalan club's payments for almost two decades to the vice president of the Technical Committee of Referees.
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