Los Blancos wher the better side on Saturday and deserved their victory, as Casemiro , Sergio Rasmos and Gareth Bale got the goals, rendering Antoine Griezemann’s effort Insignificant.
The Real Madrid head coach praised the club’s new centurion following Saturday’s 3-1 win at 10-man Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid questioned three potentially vital VAR decisions from the 3-1 defeat to Real, posting screenshots of the incidents on social media.
Atletico manager Diego Simeone insisted his in his post match news conference that VAR was not to blame for the defeat.
Simeone insists the technology was not to blame, though, accepting the better team won.
“I do not usually talk about the VAR,” Simeone told reporters. “It will clearly improve for the good of everyone. I absolutely do not believe that we have lost because of VAR.
“It was a tough hard game in which they were better than us, more forceful. They played a very good game and we congratulate them.”
Atletico players may feel slightly different to Simeone regarding the impact of VAR, but he feels he cannot answer for them.
“The action of the penalty [that was not given for Atletico] is an important possibility,” he said. “But I am not in the head of the players, it is a question for them.
“We are used to the decisions of the World Cup, cutting short your celebrations of a goal and not letting you enjoy it. The players are prepared for that.”
The first controversial moment was the decision to Award Real a penalty when Vinicius junior was tripped by Jose Gimenez on the left side of the box, with VAR officials backing the decision of the Referee.
Bale has scored six La Liga goals in 18 matches – 15 of those in the starting XI – this season, while the 29-year-old has netted 12 in all competitions.
Solari has promised that his side will now fight for the league title, having clawed back to within just five points of leaders Barcelona though the club’s next task will be taking care of a round of 16 first leg against Ajax.
Following their victory over Atlético at the Wanda Metropolitano, Real Madrid have become the first team in history to hit 600 wins on the road in LaLiga. The Whites also have the best win percentage away from home in the championship (42%).
League clashes against Girona and Levante and the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg against Barcelona all await the club before the end of the month.
They will then get the chance to dent Barcelona’s lead in the league as they open their March schedule with a home clash against their eternal rivals.