We see players going to ground too easily all the time, but in this instalment of Dive or no Dive the incidents in question are rather more difficult to judge.
A penalty was awarded in all three cases and in each instance the decision looked straightforward for the referee.
But we’ll let you have the final say.
Cast your vote for each of the three exhibits below.
Exhibit A: Mario Bermejo vs. Real Sociedad
One of La Liga’s better matches of the weekend took place at Estadio de Balaidos where on Saturday hosts Celta Vigo played to a 2-2 draw with Real Sociedad.
Sergio Canales spotted the guests an early lead after just eight minutes, but level terms were restored in the 37th when Nolito converted from the penalty spot.
The referee had punished Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez for a goalmouth foul on Mario Bermejo, and moments later his teammate managed to beat goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, even though the Chilean guessed the right way.
Antoine Griezmann (Sociedad) and Sani Mina (Celta) rounded out the scoring.
Exhibit B: Adrian vs. Getafe
Diego Godin opened the scoring for Atletico Madrid in their derby against Getafe on Sunday when he directed Juanfran’s cross into the back of the net.
Diego Costa then had a chance to double the guests’ advantage shortly after the hour-mark, but put off by a home supporter who bared his backside to the Spain international—he failed to convert from the penalty spot.
Lafita had been penalised for a foul on Adrian and was subsequently sent off.
But Costa would add an insurance marker from open play with six minutes remaining.
Exhibit C: Carlos Bacca vs. Real Betis
Kevin Gameiro scored both goals in Sevilla’s 2-0 derby win at Real Betis, Sunday.
His first, converted from the penalty spot on the half-hour mark, came after teammate Carlos Bacca drew what the referee deemed to be a foul from Betis defender Juan Carlos.
He then completed the scoring late in the second half when he turned Diogo’s cross into the back of the net.
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