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Dermot Gallagher: 'Real Madrid should have been given El Clasico penalty'

Gallagher: 'Real deserved late penalty'
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Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher says that Real Madrid should have been given a late spot kick against Barcelona in Sunday's El Clasico fixture.

Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher has claimed that Real Madrid should have been awarded a penalty during the latter stages of El Clasico.

With the scoreline at 2-2, Marcelo went down under a challenge from Jordi Alba but despite contact being made, the referee waved away the Brazilian's appeals.

Gallagher has acknowledged that a spot kick should have been given, but criticised the left-back for his theatrics inside the area.

"I think it is a penalty but I can understand why the referee didn't give it when you see how Marcelo goes down," Gallagher told Sky Sports News.

"How he reacts sells it to the referee that it isn't a penalty. Sometimes I would say to a player not to try and convince the referee that it's a penalty because often, you don't get them. "

Had a penalty been given, it would have given Real the opportunity to end Barcelona's long-standing unbeaten run in La Liga this season.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona16104246192734
2Sevilla1694329161331
3Atletico MadridAtletico1687124121231
4Real Madrid168352319427
5Real Betis167451918125
6Getafe166641712524
7AlavesAlaves157351817124
8Levante166462730-322
9GironaGirona165651719-221
10Celta Vigo165652824421
11Espanyol166371823-521
12Real Valladolid165561518-320
13EibarEibar165562024-420
14Valencia1631031313019
15Real Sociedad165471819-119
16Leganes164661519-418
17Villarreal163671721-415
18Athletic Bilbao152851523-814
19Rayo Vallecano162591530-1511
20Huesca1615101432-188

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