controversy after Real-Barça over the absence of goal-line technology

By the editorial staff

Published 4 hours ago, Updated now


Beaten by Real Madrid (3-2) on Sunday evening, the Catalans came back after the disallowed goal following the absence of this technology during the Clasico.

A pathetic controversy. And the image of a pitiful La Liga. The absence of goal-line technology in a match of such importance as Real Madrid-FC Barcelona on Sunday evening is sad to see. Obviously, the Barcelonans, beaten (3-2) in the Clasico, did not hold back from talking about it after the match. Xavi Hernandez ruled on Sunday that the absence of this technology in La Liga was “a shame”after a goal denied to his team during the Clasico lost against the long-time rival.

In the 28th minute of play, Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin saved a deflection from Lamine Yamal on his line, without the slow motion and VAR being able to confirm that the ball had completely entered (28th).

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La Liga is in fact the only major championship not to use goal-line technology, considered too expensive by its president Javier Tebas, which nevertheless allows the almost automatic validation of a goal.

“If we want to be the best championship in the world we have to use the best technology”


Asked about the speech of his captain Marc-André Ter Stegen, who had considered in the mixed zone “the fact that we can’t find a good angle to check the goal is a shame for footballXavi went in the same direction: “If we want to be the best championship in the world we have to use the best technology”he summarized.

The former midfielder, disappointed in the press room, said to himself “iron” of his team’s performance despite the defeat in added time, believing that Barça “would have deserved to win all three points”. “My main feeling is injustice”explained Xavi, assuring, in response to a question from a journalist, that the referee had “conditioned” the match with several contentious decisions.

La Liga is in fact the only major championship not to use goal-line technology… considered too expensive

After announcing his departure at the end of the season, the Catalan technician also responded that “It was not the moment” to talk about his future. Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti did not want to comment on his counterpart’s comments, contenting himself with recalling that no slow motion showed Yamal’s ball “clearly crossing the line”.

On the other hand, he congratulated himself on a victory “which allows us to take an important step towards the La Liga title”after a week “spectacular and unforgettable”after qualifying on penalties on Wednesday for the semi-finals of the Champions League against Manchester City.


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