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OFFICIAL: Harsh sanction for Xavi for his expulsion in the Champions League against PSG

Published:23/05/2024 - 15:54h

Updated:23/05/2024 - 15:54h

With his future still undecided, Xavi Hernández already knows the sanction he will have to serve in the Champions League next season for his expulsion in the return match against PSG. In addition, Barça will also have to pay a financial fine

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Xavi Hernández will not be able to begin the next Champions League in the bench of the FC Barcelona, if it is that to final continues in the Barcelona picture. In the middle of all the rumours on the future of the trainer of Terrassa, the UEFA has done official his sanction by the expulsion in front of Paris Saint-Germain in the turn of the quarter-finals of this League of Champions. The Catalan will have to fulfil two parties of punishment by this red that took him out for protesting Istvan Kovacs.

The technician of the Barça did not know to control in the duel in front of the Parisians and, already in the second part, still frustrated by the expulsion of Ronald Araújo in the first time, protested of form too vehement, giving him uncluso a patada to the protection of a camera situated on foot of field. This gesture, added to his strong complaints, went sufficient reason so that the referee him command to the changing room. Now, more than a month after the incident, the UEFA has dictaminado that finally they will be the two crashes of punishment that will have to fulfil.

Sergi Roberto, that could not play the turn by sanction, also has been sanctioned with other two parties for going down of the terracing to the field to protest him to the referee. The captain barcelonista has been accused of "behaviour antideportiva and inappropriate language", reason whereby will not play the first two meetings of the next Champions League. Besides, José Ramón de la Fuente, trainer of goalkeepers of the FC Barcelona, was expelled 8 minutes after Xavi and has been sanctioned with a duel by his strong protests, considered like "inappropriate behaviour".

Economic fine to the FC Barcelona

Finally, the Barça has been fined also economically with more than 60.000 euros of punishment, being 26.000 by inappropriate behaviour of the staff, other 26.250 euros by launching of objects from the terracing and 5.000 more for invading the terrain of game. Paris Saint-Germain also will have to pay 4.000 euros by fault of his fans, that used pyrotechnics to celebrate the goals of his team in Montjuïc.

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