Jordi Alba en un partido del Barça

THE CAPTAIN WILL NOT TRAVEL TO MADRID

Barça could have ruled out resorting to the red card to Jordi Alba

Published:3/01/2023 - 10:45h

Updated:3/01/2023 - 13:21h

Sources close to Barça assure that the club will not present allegations for the expulsion of Jordi Alba on Saturday against Espanyol. The defender will miss the league match against Atlético de Madrid

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The derbi Catalan between the FC Barcelona and the RCD Espanyol was full of controversy because of the performance of the referee Mateu Lahoz, the one who did not keep the control of the commitment and took several decisions that finished prejudicing notably to the group of Xavi Hernández.

The Barcelona had an absolute command of the party until the Valencian sanctioned a penalti more than questionable without consulting the VAR. The pericos annotated and equalised the actions, but was the expulsion of Jordi Alba what lit even more the denouement of the meeting, overcoat by the fact that it derived of some words of the canterano and no of a fault.

The Barça faced the rest of the derbi with one player less and finished with a total of seven admonished, what leaves in cloth of trial the exert of the arbitration. With this on the table, several media especularon on the possibility that the club alleged revertir the sanction of Alba, although all aims to that they will not exert any action in this regard.

Like this it has ensured it the journalist of 'COPE' Helana Condis, the one who sustains that the Barcelona does not have foreseen to present any motion on the second yellow that saw the defender in front of the Espanyol. Although his expulsion will leave him out of the meeting in front of the Athletic of Madrid, the true is that the club prefers to avoid any another catchword and focus in working of face to the following clashes of League and Supercopa.

Crucial party

The ones of Xavi will have to visit the Cívitas Metropolitan with the obligation to add of to three if they do not want to lose the leadership in front of a possible victory of the Real Madrid on the Villarreal. The egarense will have almost all his arms if the Central Court Dispute keeps the cautelar of Robert Lewandowski, by what will be a crossing of high voltage between two teams that occupy the high zone of the table.

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