Sporting Gijon Coach Manolo Preciado: Handball Changed The Game Against Real Madrid

Rafael Van Der Vaart's goal came under dubious circumstances...
Real Madrid's equalizer against Sporting Gijon had a fair amount of controversy about it, and Manolo Preciado believes it was a pivotal moment.

Speaking to Marca, Preciado said, "Juan Pablo said that he handled it."

"If he did, it had a little influence. We played a very good game.

"We came very close. I am not going to comment on the refereeing.

"They are humans, who can make mistakes sometimes.

"We didn't get any points, but sometimes points are not the most important thing."

Real Madrid won the game 3-1.