- Carlo Ancelotti is angry at the match officials after Real Madrid suffered another defeat to Barcelona
- Los Blancos saw their push to defend the La Liga title evaporate after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Barcelona
- Real Madrid are 12 points behind Barcelona with 12 games left for the rest of the 2022/23 season
Carlo Ancelotti is furious at the match officials following Real Madrid’s heartbreaking 2-1 defeat in the El Clasico to arch-rivals Barcelona.
Franck Kessie scored his first goal for Barcelona, giving the Catalans all three points just minutes after Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio had a goal ruled out for offside.
According to Football Espana, Ancelotti was enraged by the VAR decision that ruled out Asencio’s goal and says Real Madrid will leave Camp Nou with doubts about the officials.
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“We played a complete game from the first minute to the last. We haven’t won, because there was an offside that we still have doubts about. We go back to Madrid with doubts in our minds.”
The loss to Barcelona leaves Real Madrid 12 points behind Barcelona in the race for the La Liga title with 12 games left to play for the season.
Xavi takes jibe at Ancelotti
Meanwhile, Xavi says that any discussion of VAR following Barcelona's significant 2-1 victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid is a joke, Daily Mirror reports.
Xavi's comments come after Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti expressed "doubt" about the contentious decision to rule out a potential late winner for his team in Sunday's El Clasico match.
Real Madrid thought they had beaten Barcelona when Marco Asensio scored against the run of play in the dying minutes at the Camp Nou, but the goal was ruled out by match officials after a VAR review.
Real Madrid fans want Ancelotti sacked
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Real Madrid fans are understandably angry following their 2-1 loss to Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga and they want Carlo Ancelotti sacked.
The defeat dents Madrid's ambitions of retaining the title and leaves the Catalans close to lifting the trophy for the first time since 2019.
Los Blancos took the lead through a Ronald Araujo own goal but Barcelona pulled level when Sergi Roberto tucked home just before half-time.