Controversial refereeing decisions have always been part of football for years, but recently there seems to be more heavy criticism towards poor officiating, notably those that eventually cost teams points.
The latest teams that are feeling rather harm done this weekend are Spanish giant, Barcelona in La Liga and Italian side, AC Milan.
Barca saw themselves scrapping a 1-1 draw against Real Betis despite they had a perfectly correct goal being disallowed as it was considered as goal line clearance by the officials.
Replays indicated that the ball had clearly gone past the line before being cleared away by Betis defender, a situation that considered costly by Luis Enrique’s men as they are now back within four points behind arch rival Real Madrid.
After the game, Barca’s tactician along with several players are keen on having the league implementing goal line technology, which have been used in several top competition in Europe this season.
Meanwhile, a more unfortunate situation happened to Milan as they fell into a 2-1 defeat against Udinese after series of bad luck situation.
Despite taking the lead, Rossoneri surrendered two sloppy goals, the first one was an individual error from Vincenzo Montella’s side, while the second was what raised controversy.
Udinese’s goal process is a correct one, but before that situation occurred their goal scorer, Rodrigo de Paul should have been sent off for a horrible tackle on defender Mattia De Sciglio.
De Paul was seen hacking the Italian international ankle despite the ball was already away from De Sciglio’s feet and that also forced the left back to leave the pitch.
Soon after the defender leaving the match, De Paul took advantage over his team’s temporary numeral advantage to score what would be his team’s winning goal.
After the game, analyst along with Montella stated their disappointment regarding that decision as it turned out as a game defining moment for both teams.