Clasico referee was told 'not to give a penalty unless it was really obvious'

Clasico referee was told 'not to give a penalty unless it was really obvious'

Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez was reportedly given special instructions on how to referee Wednesday's Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Los Blancos were adamant they should've been awarded two penalties for two separate challenges on Raphael Varane, but neither were given in the goalless draw.

According to Juan Carlos Rivero, director and presenter of 'Estudio Estadio' on Teledeporte, the referee was informed on how to officiate the match.

"We have information about the referee of the match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, Hernandez Hernandez, who had been given important instructions," Rivero said.

"The first was that, if he gave a penalty it had to be resounding.

"It had to be obvious.

"The second was to be very careful with second yellow cards.

"So, if he gave a second yellow card to a player, it had to be for a treacherous foul which bordered on a red card."

Real Madrid fumed at the decision not to award a penalty for either Lenglet's stamp on Varane or Ivan Rakitic's shirt pull on Varane - both in the first half. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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