Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti faced 4 match ban statement against referee over Girona penalty on Sunday afternoon.
Real Madrid’s stellar start to the league campaign suffered a knock when Girona held the defending Spanish champions to a 1-1 draw.
Although the outcome was sufficient to return them to the top of the league standings, they currently only have a one-point lead over Barcelona.
The incident where Marco Asensio was given a penalty for handling the ball inside the penalty area in the 78th minute was the major talking point of the game. After that, Girona was given a penalty kick, which was successfully converted by Cristhian Stuani.
Members and employees of Real Madrid, however, were unhappy with the situation and believed Asensio had been unfairly punished. Carlo Ancelotti was incensed by this and claimed that the penalty was the creation of the referee.
Diario AS claims that Ancelotti is at risk of punishment due to the language he employed to dispute the official’s call to give Real Madrid a penalty late in the game.
According to the article, the RFEF’s Integrity Committee referred Ancelotti’s remarks to the Competition Committee. To decide whether or not to punish the Italian, they will convene a meeting.
Young Valencia player Jose Gaya received a suspension for a related offense last year when the left-back yelled at a referee during a league match. At the beginning of the season, he was subsequently issued a four-match suspension.
Ancelotti is in a similar scenario and could receive a similar punishment, which would be a setback for Real Madrid as they get ready for a pivotal part of the season.