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XAVI SPOKE CLEARLY AFTER THE ELIMINATION IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Xavi's 'crack' against the referee for his performance and for the red card to Ronald Araújo

Published:17/04/2024 - 00:11h

Updated:17/04/2024 - 00:26h

FC Barcelona have not been able to continue advancing in the Champions League, but Xavi made it clear that the referee of the match had a lot to do with it after a performance that included three red cards to members of the Catalan entity

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Only two minutes after the 1-2 of Vitinha for Paris Saint-Germain, Xavi Hernández finish expelled with red direct by the referee Istvan Kovacs. The Romanian, that took the decision to instances of the collegiate chamber, left to the FC Barcelona without his trainer in the minute 56 afterwards that this protested a decision pateando a canvas that there was in the zone of benches, but the egarense did not detain there in showing his disagreement with the referee of the party and in mixed zone left a 'rajada' very clear.

The egarense valued the elimination of his team in the quarter-finals of the Champions, a result that left clear that had a lot that see with the performance of Kovacs this Tuesday at night in Montjuïc. "All the work of a season finishes by this referee's decision", has said very angered the Barcelona technician, adding that "the referee has been a disaster. I have said him that it was very bad", ensured.

Xavi has not saved at all with regard to the referee of the party

Like this it explained it Xavi the one who abandoned the terracing, and later the changing room, to confront to the referee, the one who also in the second time expelled to one of his assistants after another controversial action of the party. "It is an unnecessary expulsion. It has been a disaster, finishes the eliminatory completely, is the reality, mark so much the eliminatory that have to say it, can not us callar", analysed the Catalan.

Xavi equally insisted on his assessment of the performance of the referee when explaining that "I have said him that has been very bad that has been a disaster, that changes all this expulsion. Mark so much the eliminatory that have to say it", commented the míster of the Barça. Already on the duel in front of the PSG, Xavi signalled that "we have had the 2-0, afterwards the tie to two... Clear to put us in the eliminatory but with 10 is very complicated", sentenced.

The election of Lamine for the entry of a new defence

Finally, the Barcelona trainer commented his decision to choose to Lamine Yamal for the first change, the one who was compulsory by the expulsion of Ronald Araújo. "We have doubted because Pedri goes out of an injury, but wanted to something of control. Up we had Raphinha, Cancel, Rober... We have preferred to Lamine, but is a penalty because it was well", said Xavi.

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