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Getafe 0-1 Real Madrid: Carvajal reacts to penalty appeals against Blancos

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Real Madrid claimed a narrow win to reclaim La Liga’s top spot on Saturday.

Dani Carvajal has laughed off penalty appeals from Getafe in their 1-0 defeat against Real Madrid.

An early header from Eder Miliato secured Blancos’ win despite their shaky performance. A challenge by Dani Carvajal in the stoppage time didn’t convince the referee to award Getafe a penalty.

However, it triggered a backlash from Getafe fans who believed the Real Madrid defender stopped Djene Dakonam from scoring the equalizer.

“He was looking for the slightest contact,” Carvajal told Movistar post-match (via Football Espana). 

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“After that he laughed! It’s normal, it is the last minute and he has to use his weapons. But the referee had a good view of it.”

He added: “When you win by a minimal amount and without conceding, it has more value. 

“We were good defensively, conceding very little to a team that goes for second balls a lot. Ancelotti had asked us to take advantage of the superiority out wide, because they play with five… and then after, not to lose our structure at the back.”

“They look to attract you in because they play with two strikers, but we did not give them any space.”

Real Madrid will face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League before hosting Barcelona in El Clasico next weekend.