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VAR Always Favors Real Madrid’ – Barcelona President Bartomeu SLAMS Officials

Barcelona President Bartomeu was critical of the VAR claiming that the results it produces were influenced towards Real Madrid favors, zackgh.com reports.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has accused the VAR of favouring just one team.

He has also hinted the system was stacked in favour of La Liga title rivals Real Madrid.

The Blaugrana official made the statement following Barca’s 4-1 victory over Villarreal.

In match which saw the Catalans move four points behind Madrid with four games left.

Bartomeu referred to watching Madrid’s 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao in San Mames on Sunday.

He went on revealing before his dismay at the decisions made by the video technology.

Madrid’s winning goal came after the referee viewed the VAR pitch side monitor to award a 76th-minute penalty.

Which was dispatched by Sergio Ramos, while Bilbao appeared unlucky to not receive a late spot kick themselves.

Barcelona President Bartomeu Talks About Bilbao Vs Real Madrid Game

“I watched San Mames match until almost the end of the second half,” Bartomeu said after Barca’s victory.

“I feel bad because we have the best league in the world and VAR after coronavirus isn’t fair.

It has changed some results and always favours the same team.”

Since the restart after the coronavirus break Barcelona’s two point lead at the top of La Liga’s standings has evaporated.

With Real Madrid currently clear by four with the same number of matches left to play in the league.

Barcelona’s draws against Sevilla, Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid have allowed Madrid to take the lead with four points.

With Los Blancos winning all of their seven games since the restart and only conceding two goals along the way.

Real Madrid Remaining La Liga Games 

Deportivo Alaves (home)

Granada (away)

Villarreal (home)

Leganes (away)

Barcelona Remaining La Liga Games

Espanyol (home)

Real Valladolid (away)

Osasuna (home)

Deportivo Alaves (away).

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