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This was the expulsion that Barça suffered against Athletic

Published:23/10/2023 - 01:03h

Updated:23/10/2023 - 01:04h

The Blaugrana team has 3 very important points to continue fighting for the lead in a very even and tense match. In this context, goalkeeping coach De La Fuente has been expelled for repeated protests towards referee Martínez Munuera.

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The Barcelona has ensured so much a victory in the party like a promising star for the future, adding three valuable points that will allow him compete by the leadership in the next clash of the Classical against the Real Madrid. The meeting was marked by the debutante of so alone 17 years, Marc Guiu, the one who annotated the only goal of the party in his first touch of balloon, in a clash contested and full of intensity.

The duel was characterised by two stood out performances of the goalkeepers and some controversial actions that influenced in the rhythm of the party. A moment of particular tension occurred in the minute 85, when after a fall of Iñaki Williams, the bank of Xavi protested vigorously by the passivity of the referee Martínez Munuera. In reply, the referee directed to the technical body of the Barcelona and expelled to José Ramón de la Fuente, the preparador of goalkeepers of the team culé.

José Ramón de la Fuente is known for being one of the most passionate members of the technical body and has been expelled in multiple occasions along his career. In the last seven years, the preparador of goalkeepers has received the red card in a total of 8 occasions. His personal record established in the 2016, when it was expelled in three occasions during an alone season, like result of a series of incidents with rival players that involved inappropriate language.

A full party of tension

It is innegable that the party was full of controversial actions in both teams. Specifically, the Portuguese forward Joao Félix was protagonist of the two clearer situations in this sense. The first occurred after a centre from the left made by Balde, when Joao tried to finish and was demolished by a push by behind. The played continued, and Fermín López received the balloon, shooting to door, but his attempt was detained by Unai Simón.

Shortly after, the luso executed a manoeuvre of touch in the air inside the rival area and was demolished by a zancadilla when trying continue with the played. So much the VAR like the referee did not find reasons to sanction these actions, what generated debate and controversial in the party. Nevertheless, Martínez Munuera is an arbitrate that it characterises for being permisivo although, if the party had finish in tie, these actions had been decisive in the result.

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