Complaints by Valencia about Estrada Fernández in the fifth round cup tie at Atlético Madrid, the referee ruling that Guaita had touched the ball as Godín’s header bounced over the crossbar, leading to the corner that Godín himself scored from. Several slow motion replays were unable to shed any light on the play though, so the officials can’t really be blamed for the decision, and certainly not for Guaita’s misjudging of the corner which allowed the defender to head the ball in to the net. Real Sociedad probably had more grounds for complaint at the weekend though, Fernández Borbolán disallowing what looked like a perfectly good goal by Carlos Vela for what he considered to be offside, and then turning down a strong penalty appeal after Vela was brought down by Getafe’s Lisandro López later on. He did though send off Borja, but the ten men held on for a 2-2 draw. (22.01.14)

Name Games played Yellow cards Red cards Total
Teixeira Vitienes, J.A. 14 105 6 111
Fernández Borbolán 15 91 6 97
Mateu Lahoz 13 82 6 88
Muñiz Fernández 12 81 6 87
González González 15 76 6 82
Iglesias Villanueva 13 76 5 81
Alvarez Izquierdo 14 73 5 78
Estrada Fernández 13 69 6 75
Clos Gómez 14 68 4 72
Teixeira Vitienes, F. 11 66 4 70