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26th Sep 2013

Video: Real Madrid awarded unbelievable penalty in injury time to salvage win

There was uproar in Spain over this decision last night, led by Barcelona’s Gerard Pique.

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There was uproar in Spain over this decision last night, led by Barcelona’s Gerard Pique.

La Liga new boys Elche were seconds away from a famous result last night. Hosting Real Madrid, they fell behind to a Cristiano Ronaldo free kick but they looked all set to share the points with the big boys when Richmond Boakye headed in an equalizer for the home side in the 91st minute.

But the game went on and in the 94th minute, Real Madrid won a corner. As it was swung in, Pepe got into a tangle with Carlos Sanchez and clearly dragged the Elche player to the ground.

Incredibly, referee Cesar Muniz awarded a penalty to Madrid, which Ronaldo duly slotted home. Sanchez went mad at the final whistle and was sent off, but Carlo Ancelotti’s only comment was that Pepe told him it was definitely a penalty.


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The biggest reaction came from Real’s rivals Barcelona. Gerard Pique tweeted after the game: “Watching a comedy on Canal+, they’re always good at this time of night!”

As you can see, it proved to be a very popular tweet, just shy of 50,000 RT at the moment.

It’s a funny one for sure…

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