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Laporta and Xavi explode against the arbitrations

He FC Barcelona continues to attack the arbitrations this season through two of its heavyweights, the president John Laporta and the technician Xavi Hernandez. The draw last Saturday in Vallecas against Rayo (1-1) hurts Barcelona fans, where, according to Xavi, the referee Munuera Montero did not signal offside in Unai López’s goal (minute 39), which meant the 1- 0 provisional, and left unsanctioned a possible penalty from Pacha Espino to Raphinhaalready in injury time (m.94), after Florian Lejeune scored the final 1-1 score in his own goal.

Laporta describes the action against Raphinha as a “penalty like a cathedral.” “I think we all agree that he was a penalty like a cathedral. And Lewandowski’s, too. They were two very clear penalties. We try to win, it is our theme. The other thing is already a thing of the past. We are in the process and we are going for everything,” the president assured the media at the exit of an event to present the football events of La Marató de TV3.

Furthermore, the Barcelona president has said that the Board supports Xavi Hernández despite the team’s recent results and irregular play. “We closed ranks with the coach and his coaching staff. For us it is a pride to have a coach like Xavi, we have always said it“Laporta stressed about the Terrasa coach, who this Monday, in the preview of the Champions League match against Porto at the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, highlighted that Barça is not having “luck” with refereeing this season.

“It is evidence that we would arrive much calmer (in the classification) if we had had more luck with the refereeing,” said Xavi, who nevertheless insists that Barça must “play better.” “It’s not an excuse because then you tell me that I protect myself with excuses; no, we have to play better. Now, refereeing errors have hurt us, too. So far we haven’t had any luck,” said the culé coach in the preview of the duel against Porto.


2023-11-27 16:47:43
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