The Madrid derby returns, a game that has been involved in arbitrary controversies in recent times and more with the arrival of video arbitration. So far this season, Madrid and Atlético are two of the teams that have experienced the most intervention of this tool, but it is the whites who have ‘suffered’ more corrections to the referees against them.The Zidane team has experienced nine irruptions of video arbitration this season. Of which three were in favor (goal canceled by Brais Méndez for offside Aspas, the VAR forced to repeat the Ramos penalty that Soriano stopped when he was ahead and a goal annulled to De Jong for a previous foul) five against and an identity error (a yellow one shown to Valverde that was for Jovic). The interventions against were the following: a red to Modric for an entrance to the heel of Denis Suarez; a poorly annulled goal to Gerard Moreno for offside that ends up on the scoreboard and three goals voided for offside, one to Jovic against the Osasuna, another to Hazard before Betis and Casemiro to Valladolid. On the part of the rojiblanco group, in total it has experienced eleven interventions. Five went in favor (He awarded three penalties, the expulsion of Kang-In Lee for a serious abrupt game entry and validated a goal to Esteban Burgos that had been overturned for offside), four against (He annulled a penalty by Joao Felix, granted a maximum penalty against Atlético and annulled two goals for offside, Costa and Correa) and two ratifications by the referee after consulting the monitor.Last season Atlético claimed, both in the first round and in the second round, that the VAR should have entered to signal plays in its favor, but that it did not. In the first clash he sent a letter asking for explanations from the Technical Committee of Referees and in the second he published several tweets about plays in which they thought the VAR should have entered. Estrada Fernández, derby referee, has been corrected during this season in a match of each team. The Catalan collegiate was rectified from the VOR twice in the Celta-Madrid of the first day (to cancel the goal of Brais and show the red one to Modric) and he was recommended to review the goal of Betis to Atlético. He went to the monitor, but ended up granting Bartra’s goal even though he played in the Alex Moreno’s hand. An erroneous decision since all the goals in which there is a hand, even if it is involuntary, must be annulled. In total, Estrada has experienced nine interventions this season, the most in LaLiga with Gil Manzano.
AdvertisementRumors have it that Terence Crawford could face Jose Benavidez Jr on October 13th.The possible contest might take place in Crawford’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Crawford has proven to be a hometown attraction. This fight would be at 147 lbs.Benavidez can crack. His last victory came in the very first round against the undefeated Frank Rojas by way of knock out. Of his 27 wins, 18 have come by way of knock out.Benavidez is also well-schooled as a fighter. He earned his fame by sparring the great Manny Pacquiao at age 16 and rumors have it that he performed well.There is no arguing against Terence Crawford being one of the best pound for pound (P4P) fighters in the game today. Most P4P rankings place him at the number 1 spot, and rightfully so. Terence’s last contest was against the man who beat the man, Jeff Horn. It was a lopsided display as, like a surgeon, Crawford’s craft thoroughly dissected his opponent and ended the contest in the 9th round.This will be a contest between two undefeated welterweights, albeit one more seasoned than the other. Even though I feel it is safe to bet your house on the obvious, be mindful that this is boxing and anything can happen.Also Read-Boxing: Dmitry Bivol succesfully defends his WBA World title Advertisement