Some controversial refereeing decisions this weekend which could well affect the battle to avoid relegation, with Getafe, Almería and Granada all benefitting! José Antonio Teixeira Vitienes at first ruled out Getafe’s first goal against Barcelona as he considered that Lafita had controlled the ball with his arm, but then he changed his mind and allowed the strike to stand. And Iglesias Villanueva waved away what looked like a good penalty appeal by Betis when Almería’s Rafita handled in the area in injury time, and then allowed play to go on past the allotted hour for Azeez to score the winner. Then in the Monday night game Ighalo’s last gasp equalizer for Granada at Real Sociedad was deemed to be valid by Teixeira’s elder brother Fernando, even though he was clearly in an offside position when he scored! Despite all that, “los hermanos Teixeira” will be in charge of two vital matches in the penultimate weekend, José Antonio being given the top game between leaders Atlético Madrid and Málaga, and Fernando officiating the match between Elche and Barcelona. Quite honestly, we’d rather not think about it! (07.05.14)

Name Games played Yellow cards Red cards Total
Teixeira Vitienes, J.A. 24 168 15 183
Fernández Borbolán 25 155 9 164
Mateu Lahoz 23 145 9 154
Alvarez Izquierdo 24 135 15 150
Muñiz Fernández 21 134 9 143
Teixeira Vitienes, F. 22 126 15 141
Clos Gómez 26 133 8 141
Iglesias Villanueva 23 129 10 139
González González 23 129 8 137
Estrada Fernández 22 120 11 131