It’s not unusual over the years to hear the chant “…así gana Madrid!” in the San Mamés stadium (a chant which originated in the days of Franco when referees were less impartial than they are now!), but it is unusual when their opponents are not Real Madrid, but Atlético! The “Leones” though were upset at referee Hernández Hernández after he awarded a controversial penalty to the visitors when Tiago fell rather too easily under a challenge by San José. The game was in the balance at that point, but Raúl García converted the spot kick, and Hernández got the crowd going again when he allowed Griezmann’s hat-trick goal to stand, even though he was in an offside position at the time. Maybe it was the fact that Atlético were playing in their all-white change strip which confused everybody??? (24.12.14)

Name Games played Yellow cards Red cards Total
Alvarez Izquierdo 10 86 4 90
Estrada Fernández 11 79 6 85
Jaime Latre 11 77 5 82
Velasco Carballo 10 71 2 73
Teixeira Vitienes, F. 10 60 7 67
Mateu Lahoz 9 60 5 65
Hernández Hernández 11 61 2 63
Melero López 10 58 1 59
Fernández Borbolán 10 55 3 58
Teixeira Vitienes, J.A. 9 51 5 56