Carlo Ancelotti maintained that Real Madrid deserved to beat Barcelona, and he also expressed doubt about the late VAR ruling that disallowed Marco Asensio’s goal in the 2-1 El Clasico defeat on Sunday.
Asensio, who came on as a substitute, believed he had secured a dramatic late win at Camp Nou by converting Carvajal’s cross in the 81st minute.
However, after a prolonged VAR review, the officials judged that Asensio was in an offside position, disallowing the goal. Later, Franck Kessie scored a late winner for Blaugrana and extend their lead at the top of LaLiga by 12 points.
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“You have to accept [the decision]. But I’m left with doubt. Surely there is nothing,” the Italian said. “We have the right to have that doubt.
Ancelotti praised his team’s determined performance. But he was skeptical about the decision to cancel Asensio’s goal, as he was judged to be ahead of Kounde.
“We played a good game, we deserved to win, it was won. Then there is the question of this goal that was disallowed.
“We tried everything at the end, we lost a bit of balance and they scored. The game was very good, we leave with the confidence that we can finish the season well.”