Referee Scandal in Spain & City Keeps Going Strong in England



Daily Mirror:

“Blast action heroes”
which is a little tidbit to the old Movie Last Action Hero from 1993
“Pep hails ‘champions’ display as Sterling snatches Citys lucky late, late victory”
“Dyche accuses Ramsey of diving as Sanchez fires 92nd minute Arsenal winner”
“Furious Sean Dyche claimed Arsenal were gifted a last-gasp penalty purely because they are a big club”




The Guardian:

“Gunners glee”
“Late Sanchez penalty leaves Dyche fuming”
Sean Dyche said:
“It was highly unlikely it wasn’t going to get given, you can draw your conclusions from that,”
“It probably is a penalty but it was never not going to be given, I can assure you. You lay your hands on someone, he goes down, they are tough calls; you have to be 100%, which I assume the referee is.”
“I don’t know why. The bigger clubs seem to get the decisions; I’m not sure it’s that fact. You have to be clear only because it’s unlikely he’s ever going to get there, so when is a foul a foul?”


The Independent:

“Wenger defends Ramsey”
Wenger believes that the referee Lee Mason was right to give the penalty to Ramsey after being pushed by Burnley’s James Tarkowski, Wenger said”
“I can understand why they were disappointed but from outside it looked like a penalty. When you speak to him (Ramsey) he didn´t throw himself on the ground. He was pushed in the back, he has a problem in his neck from the push”

It also seems like Romelu Lukaku is facing a 3 match ban after kicking the Brighton defender Gaetan Bong. This means that we will be missing tomorrows game against Watford as well as the game on Saturday against Arsenal, but worst of them all is probably that he will miss the Manchester Derby.


La Gazzetta Dello Sport:

“It’s already Napoli-Juve”
“Friday, the big match that decides the faith of the Scudetto”
Sarri says:
“Napoli won’t be as nice anymore, and against Juve we will give 110 percent ”

and in the top right we have:
“De Rossi, madness”
“Slaps his opponent for a corner and draw against Genoa, now they are 7 points from the top.”


Corriere Dello Sport:

“The big Scudetto gala”
“Napoli liquidates Udinese (0-1).
A Juve treble against Crotone (3-0).
The sprint towards Friday’s big match at the San Paolo has begun.”

and up top:
“De Rossi, what are you doing?”
“Slaps Lapadula, red card and a penalty”




“Juve crushes Crotone 3-0”
“Three goals, a three-man defence and finally three midfielders.
The Bianconeri starts with Mandzukic again.
De Sciglio with wild celebrations after his first Serie A goal.”







“Arbitral steal and wonder goal by Alba”
“The referee and his assistant did not give Messi the goal when the ball was over the line with half a meter”
“Barça took a shot of pride to tie the game and take a point to keep the streak going in La Liga”





Super Deporte:

Super Deporte looks at the same game but with Valencia eyes instead:
“The great game had everything, football, controversy and, above all, sentiment”
“Great Rodrigo”
“His goal made everyone dream of valencianism, with a victory and a thrilled celebration”





“There is a mess…and there is a league!”
“Iglesias Villanueva does not give Messi the goal that crosses the line, a great game which benefits the Madrid duo”
and on the right, we have this:
“Bale warms up for the Cup”
together with Navas and Kovacic.




Mundo Deportivo:

“Another scandal”
“Ten months after the Villamarin, another error after a clear Messi goal”
“The leaders were superior, Valencia reacted, Rodrigo scored and Alba then equalized after a magical pass from Messi”







L’Equipe focuses more on Tennis than Football today but at least we have this:
“Paris without rivals”
After winning away against the ruling champions. PSG is now 9 points ahead in the league. Verratti was the man of the match and got rewarded with an 8/10 by L’Equipe. L’Equipe also notes that it became Neymar who took the penalty that the team received. Even Cavani had previously suggested that the Brazilian should take the next penalty.



Le Parisien:

“This time, PSG no longer has a rival in Ligue 1”









“Derby madness”
“4-4 after 4-0! Schalke is cheering. Trouble in Dortmund”
It all looked so good for Dortmund, 4-0 after 25 minutes and then a big collapse. This game had it all, 8 goals, a red card and the last minute equalizer. If you didn’t see the match, at least go watch the highlights, you owe that to football.




Fussball Bild:

“Grace period for Bosz”
“Looking down: Peter Bosz is only fifth with Dortmund after a sixth consecutive game without a win”
“After a crisis meeting at BVB, it is clear: Peter Bosz may stay for the time being. Boss Hans-Joachim Watzke wants his crisis coach to put everything to the test”