Ximo Navarro brought down Mendy in the 11th minute on a controversial move, where it was unclear whether he would be awarded a penalty. Iturralde González was categorical in Cadena SER: “It is a play where the Alaves player is looking for the ball but ends up knocking him down with his knee. It is from penalties where the striker contributes 30% leaving the leg to look for the takedown and the defender 70 taking him down.”
As a curious fact, they did not whistle Madrid for a penalty in three consecutive games since 2006. Those of Zidane took advantage of these maximum penalties.