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Barcelona president calls for El Clasico REPLAY over ‘ghost goal’ incident

In the wake of the El Clasico drama, Barcelona’s president, Joan Laporta, has issued a stern call to action to the Spanish football federation (RFEF).

During Sunday’s heated match at the Bernabeu, Real Madrid clinched a 3-2 victory over Barcelona, extending their lead to 11 points in the league standings.

Jude Bellingham scored for the hosts in stoppage time to almost seal the title for Los Blancos.

However, amidst the thrill, controversy reared its head in the 28th minute when Lamine Yamal’s shot from a corner seemed to cross the goal line.

Real’s goalkeeper, Andrey Lunin, made a frantic attempt to clear the ball, striking the post before it trickled out of bounds.

Despite the uncertainty, the goal was not awarded after a prolonged VAR review, as LaLiga lacks goal-line technology. Instead, Barcelona was granted a corner kick.

Expressing his frustration, Laporta remarked on Monday, “While we acknowledge the challenges officials face, it’s precisely why tools like VAR exist. They are meant to ensure fairness in competition, not the contrary.”

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