When should a penalty be retaken if the goalkeeper moves? This happened twice over the last couple of weeks, Valladolid’s Masip saving from Sevilla’s Banega, and Granada’s Rui Silva keeping out Athletic’s Raúl García, but on both occasions referees Prieto Iglesias and Cordero Vega ordered a retake, and the players scored at the second attempt. The rule is that the keeper should at least have some contact with the line at the moment the kick is taken, but both were very borderline, and it took a couple of looks at the VAR to be sure.

Elsewhere Alavés were not happy about Cuadra Fernández this week after he turned down four or five penalty appeals before finally pointing to the spot when Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos fouled Joselu in the area. Lucas Pérez scored, but the Vitoria based side still lost. (03.12.19)

Name Games played Yellow cards Red cards Total
Estrada Fernández 8 52 2 54
Hernández Hernández 7 47 2 49
Gil Manzano 8 46 3 49
Melero López 8 47 1 48
Martínez Munuera 8 44 3 47
Mateu Lahoz 8 44 2 46
Sánchez Martínez 7 45 0 45
González Fuentes 7 43 1 44
Medié Jiménez 7 41 2 43
Cuadra Fernández 8 39 3 42