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The captain of Real charges against Gil Manzano and leaves a 'dart' to Barça

Published:26/01/2023 - 08:43h

Updated:26/01/2023 - 08:45h

The defender and captain of Real Sociedad, Aritz Elustondo, has offered some statements to the press after the defeat (1-0) against Barça in the Copa del Rey

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Aritz Elustondo, captain and central defender of the Real Sociedad, has appeared in front of the media after the defeat (1-0) in front of the FC Barcelona in the chambers of Glass of Rey. The player showed annoying in front of the press by the red card of the referee Jesús Gil Manzano to his mate Brais Méndez and compared it to a similar fault that occurred the past week in front of the Getafe.

To the 40' minutes of the first-half, the Basque midfield player committed a very hard fault on Sergio Busquets that, in principle, was not signalled by the referee. "For my the VAR would not owe to having called to the referee so that it took him out red to Brais. First pita fault in favour of Kubo and afterwards expels to Brais. No , it has been very hard the card", affirmed the canterano.

On the same line, it added that Gil Manzano was very near of the played and that the past week to the Barça no him pitaron a similar fault in front of the Getafe. "If the referee does not see it, that is forward, can not do it the VAR. The past week in this same stadium neither pitó a card in an alike situation", concluded the defender.

Elustondo Referred with his words to Ousmane Dembélé, the one who was admonished with the yellow cardboard to the 68' minutes of the second half in front of the Getafe. The French committed a planchazo against Omar Alderete in a played in which the defender tried to clear the balloon, although in this occasion the VAR did not act because the referee considered that the entrance did not go sufficiently reckless as to expel him.

'Semis' Of Glass

Further of the indictments of the Real, the Barcelona attained to seal his classification to the semifinals of the Glass and is expecting to know his next rival. Osasuna Ensured his pass in front of the Seville and can cross to the Catalans, whereas Athletic Bilbao, Valencia, Athletic of Madrid and Real Madrid will see the faces tonight to define to the last two qualifiers.

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