Real Madrid Star Causes Twitter Storm With Embarrassing Dive Against Cadiz

Real Madrid Star Causes Twitter Storm With Embarrassing Dive Against Cadiz

Isaac Darko
updated at April 18, 2023 at 9:18 AM
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  • Real Madrid cruised to a 2-0 win over Cadiz to keep the pressure on Barcelona
  • During the La Liga game, Dani Ceballos produced one of the most pathetic dives
  • Social media fans criticised the Real Madrid midfielder for his embarrassing act

Real Madrid midfielder, Dani Ceballos is being accused of an embarrassing dive in his side's 2-0 victory away to Cadiz.

Once again, fans on social media were talking about the VAR after Los Blancos' impressive win, thanks to goals from Nacho Fernandez and Marco Asensio.

One moment that sparked anger and criticism online was when Ceballos appeared to dive while turning to escape Cadiz midfielder, Ruben Alcaraz.

Dani Ceballos, Ruben Alcaraz, Real Madrid, Cadiz
Dani Ceballos produced one of the most pathetic dives you will see this season in Real Madrid's win against Cadiz. Credit: @nocontextfooty
Source: Twitter

In a video shared on social media, the former Arsenal man was twisting away with the ball but his third touch was heavy and got away from him.

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Alcaraz stepped in to dispossess him, pulling off a neat spin to manoeuvre away from Ceballos and into space.

However, the Real Madrid player fell to the pitch with his face twisted in anguish, despite there being very minimal contact - if any.

The Spaniard's antics were sufficient for referee, Jess Gil Manzano to caution Alcaraz as well.

Social media reactions


"The yellow card should be rescinded and Ceballos should be banned+fined for this! This should happen every time something like this happens"

@PeteCastillo posted:

"Why is it surprising? Refal Madrid has been benefited like this for over 60 years."

@mtb_jt reacted:

"It’s the Real Madrid rule"

@danielveltman said:

"The ref should never lead a game again. What a disgrace."

@Kjones1892 posted:

"I wouldn’t shake Ceballos' hand at the end. Not a chance."

How Real Madrid defeated Cadiz

Carlo Ancelotti named a strong side against Cadiz despite having a crucial Champions League tie against Chelsea on Tuesday.

Givemesports reports the 90 minutes were completely dominated by the European champions, who had 35 shots on goal.

However, they had to wait until the 72nd minute, when Fernandez fired a shot from outside the box into the bottom corner.

Ancelotti's side doubled their lead just four minutes later when Asensio scored his second goal in as many matches for the team.

Cadiz fans unhappy with Rudiger

Sports Brief earlier reported on Cadiz supporters throwing objects at Antonio Rudiger after the game, when he went to give one of the fans his match shirt.

Rudiger wasn't happy with the reception, which included swearing, and made his feelings known toward the supporters by shouting at them in return.

This angered a Cadiz player who came face-to-face with Rudiger after the game. The duo eventually had to be separated by teammates and officials.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)