Ancelotti is known for remaining calm under pressure, but the Italian was clearly sweating after his team drew 1-1 with Girona in La Liga. The visitors earned a point thanks in part to Cristhian Stuani’s
80th-minute penalty, which the Los Blancos coach claimed the officials “invented.”
Speaking to the press after the match, Ancelotti said:
“I don’t like to speak about these things, but I’m going speak about it. It’s quite clear that it’s not a penalty because it doesn’t hit his hand as it hit his chest.
“His left hand was in a strange position, and if he touched the ball with his hand there could be a doubt. But he didn’t. They invented it. That affected the game.”
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for his part said:
“I don’t think that would have been given in the Champions League. It’s very rare. Sometimes it’s a handball, sometimes not. We don’t know when it’s the case.”
Despite Ancelotti’s frustrations, Real Madrid remain first in La Liga and are unbeaten after 12 games.