Gimenez: My foul on Vinicius was outside the area



One of the main turning points in Saturday’s Madrid derby was the penalty awarded to Real Madrid for a Jose Maria Gimenez foul on Vinicius, one which the centre-back believes was outside of the area.

While he admitted that he fouled the Brazilian, the Uruguayan wasn’t convinced by the decision to award a spot kick.

“From my point of view it was a foul,” he explained after the match.

“It was quite a risky move on my part as I tried to get to a difficult ball.

“Then when he falls there is contact, but the foul is outside of the area and I have no doubt about that.

“There are photos of this.”

The penalty was awarded, though, and Sergio Ramos converted.