Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid were both given helping hands by their respective referees in the last matches of 2013. Both teams won their games 3-2, but Atlético only did so against Levante on Saturday thanks to a more than dubious late penalty which González González awarded after Juanfran fell in the area, and any hopes of a comeback ended when the referee sent off the other Juanfran following a bit of theatrics by Filipe Luis. Meanwhile Fernando Teixeira Vitienes allowed Ronaldo's second goal for Real Madrid to count at Valencia, even though the forward headed in Di María's free kick from an offside position. On the other hand Mathieu was lucky to stay on the park when he caught Xabi Alonso with a flying elbow which caused him a perforated ear-drum, and a few minutes later the defender scored what was then the equalizer. Oh well, it's all water under the bridge now! Time for a bit of peace and goodwill to all men (even referees!), and hostilities will resume in the New Year! Best festive wishes to you all! (24.12.13) .
|Name||Games played||Yellow cards||Red cards||Total|
|Teixeira Vitienes, J.A.||11||86||6||92|
|Teixeira Vitienes, F.||10||58||2||60|