Real Madrid's win over Real Sociedad on Wednesday was overshadowed by controversy in the opening 45minutes as Los Blancos were awarded two very soft penalties.
It was a tense affair at the Bernabeu as Rafa Benitez's name was booed when announced over the tannoy, but referee Jose Luis Gonzalez Gonzalez appeared to be doing everything he could to ease the nerves in the Spanish capital.
First he awarded a cheap spot kick when Karim Benzema took a tumble in the box. The Frenchman went shoulder-to-shoulder with Yuri Berchiche before throwing himself to the ground upon minimal contact. However, Cristiano Ronaldo blazed the penalty over the bar.
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But he wasn't to repeat his error as Real were awarded another chance from 12-yards just before half-time after Berchiche was deemed to have handled Gareth Bale's cross.
Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay was so incensed by the officiating that he made his feelings known at half-time.
According to Gonzalez's match report, via the Daily Mail, Sociedad's president was so incensed by the officiating that he marched to the changing room and said: "This is shameful. You have come here to rob us I will be filing a complaint to the police."
It is not the first - and surely won't be the last - time officials have been accused of favouring Real Madrid.
Following Los Blancos' 10-2 win over Rayo Vallecano, coach Paco Jemez said events brought 'shame on Spanish football' after two Rayo players were sent off under dubious circumstances.
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