Xavi Hernández en el duelo entre el FC Barcelona y el PSG en la UEFA Champions League (2)


The harsh punishment that Xavi faces after his forceful 'slash' against István Kovács

Published:17/04/2024 - 20:15h

Updated:17/04/2024 - 20:16h

Xavi Hernández could face a more severe sanction than usual from UEFA. This is due to his expulsion in the match between FC Barcelona and PSG and his 'rout' against referee István Kovács, which could aggravate his punishment

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Xavi Hernández could not finish of way unluckier the eliminatory between the FC Barcelona and the Paris Saint-Germain. The egarense had to witness the crossing between culés and Parisians from the terracing, since the collegiate István Kovács expelled it in the minute 56 after it protested vehemently a no sanctioned infringement on Frenkie of Jong. During his protest, the one of Terrassa pateó one of the protections that the UEFA plants in the floor.

The controversy did not finish here, since once finalised the commitment, the Barcelona trainer returned to the lawn for aupar anímicamente to his players and appreciate to the public his support. However, it took advantage of the occasion to demand again to the referee Romanian by his questionable performance, which included a remarkable quantity of controversial decisions that seemed to bend the eliminatory in favour of the combined Parisian. "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", declared Xavi later.

The egarense could receive a more severe sanction by part of the UEFA

Precisely, this last fact could prejudice to the egarense and involve him a more severe sanction. Encararse With the referee could be duramente penado by the Committee of Discipline of the UEFA, which is looking for to delete this type of reactions of root, without mattering if they remain registered in the referee's record.

It is worthwhile to mention that it expects that the decision on said sanction make public in a pair of weeks. Equally, it will be necessary to see when the Catalan will be able to fulfil with said sanction, since it expects that it abandon the picture culé the next 30 June, and still does not discern which will be his next destination futbolístico.

Xavi Hernández suffered his third expulsion in this season

It is necessary to stand out that this is the third expulsion that suffers Xavi Hernández in the season 2023-24. The first took place to the beginning of the campaign, when the referee César Soto Degree expelled it in the minute 70 of the meeting of the first turn against the Getafe CF (day 1) in LaLiga. This expulsion was justified by Soto Degree of the following way "Xavi was expelled for going out of his technical area with the arms in high to the zone of my fourth referee, protesting of way ostensible, in spite of having been warned previously". Like result, the egarense lost the meetings against the Cádiz CF (day 2) and the Villarreal CF (day 3).

Later, the one of Terrassa suffered another expulsion in the party between the Athletic of Madrid and the Barça in the second turn (day 29). The referee Sánchez Martínez argued that it was expelled "for making observations of technical character to one of my decisions, to cries, and making gestures of desconsideración, in spite of having been warned previously by the fourth referee". This sanction prevented him be in the technical direction culé against the UD The Palms (day 30) and the Cádiz CF (day 31).

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