There was a great example of the importance of home advantage in the first half of tonight’s Spanish Super Cup.
After awarding a throw-in in favour of away side Atletico Madrid, the linesman was barracked by the Madrid fans behind him, and he realized he’d probably made a boo-boo when Marcelo and Xabi Alonso got up in his grill to politely inform him of his erroneous decision.
With that, the lino raised his flag in the other direction, awarding Real the throw-in.
It’s hard to tell from the distant angle, but the Real reaction would lead you to believe he’d originally erred.
Even still, he can’t be changing his mind willy-nilly because Marcelo says so!