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Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti questions overturned Marco Asensio goal following El Clasico loss

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has questioned VAR’s decision to overturn a late goal his side scored in their El Clasico game against Barcelona last night.

The Catalans beat Los Blancos 2-1 at Spotify Camp Nou to move 12 points clear at the top of La Liga with 12 games left.

Madrid opened the scoring early, but Barcelona equalised before half-time. The Blaugrana then scored a late winner to ensure all three points.

However, there was late drama as Marco Asensio had scored moments before Barca’s winner. Madrid came forward, and Dani Carvajal provided a neat cross that substitute Asensio turned in.

VAR took a while to study the goal and scrapped it for a marginal offside. Asensio looked onside despite the technology saying otherwise. Ancelotti felt the same way.

“It was a complete game, and we didn’t win because there is an offside that we still have doubts about,” Ancelotti said after the game (via AS).

Despite the loss and Barcelona taking a one-hand grip on the title, the former Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan boss is not giving up yet.

“We are further behind than before, and it is even more difficult, but we will play until the last game,” he added.

Despite what Ancelotti believes, his side was second-best for most of the game.

Madrid lacked any real attacking thrust except Vinicius Jr, who did his best against the tough-tackling Ronald Araujo.

They only began to look threatening when Ancelotti brought on Rodrygo Goes, Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos.

Madrid now face a fight to salvage something from this season with the La Liga title Barca’s to lose.

They lost the Super Cup to Barca and have a 1-0 deficit from the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final clash with the Catalans ahead of the second leg in April.

They also have the Champions League, where they shine. They will face Premier League club Chelsea in the quarter-finals next month.

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