Real Madrid had to waith till 99th minute to snatch a dramatic 3-2 victory over Almeria at home on Sunday.
Dani Carvajal in scored the winner for the LaLiga giant on the ninth minute of injury time in the match that was full of VAR controversies which affected both teams.
The win means Madrid not sit atop of the LaLiga table with 51 points, two more than Girona, who play Sevilla later on Sunday.
Almeria, who are still without a win in 21 LaLiga games this season, stunned the host with two early goals from Largie Ramazani and Edgar González in the first half.
Throughout the first half Madrid fail to register a shot on target.
Real boss Carlo Ancelotti was so angry that he stayed on the pitch during the interval and made three substitutions to spark his team. And on the 56th minute, the team pulled one back through a Jude Bellingham penalty, which was given for a questionable handball after a long VAR check.
But Almeria also suffered from VAR, as they had a goal by Sergio Arribas disallowed for a foul by Dion Lopy on Bellingham in the build-up.
The referee Francisco Maeso then overturned his own decision to disallow a goal by Vinicius Jr. for handball, after another VAR check showed it hit his shoulder — a decision which enraged Almeria’s players and coach Asier Garitano.
Bellingham had another goal chalked off for a dubious offside, and he nearly scored with a spectacular bicycle kick that missed by inches.
In the dying moments of the game, after some close calls and a red card for Garitano for protesting to the referee, Bellingham set up Carvajal for the decisive goal with a cross from a tight angle.
After the match, Almeria coach told reporters that his side was robbed.
“Today we were robbed. It pains me to say it, but there’s no other way to take it. And that’s not the first this year,” Melero told DAZM.
“What happened today went beyond all limits… it was unbelievable.
“Nothing more could have been done for them to win the game.”
Carvajal, meanwhile, disagreed with Melero and urged him to watch the match calmly.
“If Melero watches the plays calmly, he will surely realise that they are correctly refereed.
“I said to my teammates at halftime that anything could happen until the last minute, and it did. Thanks to our fans who carried us up to the sky,” he said.