After the result of the match was 1-1, the referee counted a handball against Real Madrid’s player, Eder Militau, after reviewing the video assistant referee who confirmed touching the ball with his hand, and the decision led to the nullification of the penalty kick that had been awarded to Real Madrid before that.
Zidane’s team demanded a penalty kick in the first half after the ball hit the arm of the Seville player, Joan Jordan, although the midfielder did not extend his arm, unlike Militão.
“I don’t understand that at all,” Zidane told the Spanish network, “Movie Star Plus. If it was a handball against Militao, then it should be a handball against Seville as well.”
The French coach is proud of himself because he rarely discusses arbitration decisions, but he went to the field after the match to protest with the referee, and said: “He told me that the Militao ball was a handball but he did not convince me.”
He added, “I never spoke about the decision but today I am angry. In the end this is what it is and what I say will not change anything. I am happy with the way my team played, we deserved more because we played so well in the second half.”
Real Madrid owes a draw to its Belgian substitute player, Eden Hazar, who scored the deadly goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time, after his colleague, Marco Asensio, equalized in the 67th minute, while Seville imposed his lead twice thanks to the Brazilian Fernando (22) and the Croatian, Ivan Rakitich (78 from penalty).
Real Madrid had the opportunity to regain the lead after direct rivals Atletico and Barcelona drew negatively, on Saturday, but it fell into the forbidden draw by drawing with Seville to climb to second place with 75 points, with a difference in confrontations with Barcelona, and two points behind its leaders Atletico.