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Athletic Bilbao fury over Real Madrid winner and VAR

Athletic Bilbao midfielder Dani Garcia was left fuming after Real Madrid's winner on Sunday.

A controversial second-half penalty, converted by Sergio Ramos, earned the points for Madrid to take them seven clear of Barcelona, who face Villarreal later in the day.

Athletic midfielder Dani Garcia was adjudged to have fouled Marcelo, with referee Gonzalez Gonzalez giving the spot-kick after revising the play on the pitchside monitor.

"I saw I had the situation under control and, through bad luck, I stepped on him. At no moment was it possible that he would get the ball before me. If you give one, you give the other," wrote Dani Garcia. "VAR is ruining football."

Dani Garcia was referring to a similar incident that happened in the Madrid box shortly after, when Ramos stamped on Raul Garcia but the referee gave nothing.

Iñaki Williams and Unai López also took to social media to complain about the refereeing. They both shared the image of Ramos stamping on Raul Garcia inside the area.

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