FC Barcelona achieved a difficult victory against Valencia at the Camp Nou, very marked by the arbitration controversy. The blaugranas went ahead on the scoreboard, missed a penalty, were left with ten… and they were saved from a penalty against at 85′ that could cost Xavi two points.
Barça suffered a lot in the last few minutes, as Araujo’s expulsion in the 60th minute spurred the Che team – badly in need of points to escape relegation – to desperately seek an equalizer. The superiority was noted on the pitch, and the attacks by Baraja’s men followed one another without success. The opportunity for the Valencianistas could have come from eleven metres, but Alberola Rojas disdained a possible penalty for an entry very close to Kessié’s own area.
The play was very dangerous, Fran Pérez entered at full speed, but he appeared in the Ivorian midfielder to stop its advance forcefully. The speed of the play did not allow a good appreciation of the possible infringement live, but the repetition seemed unequivocal, although neither the field referee nor those responsible for VAR They reversed their decision.
The play provoked the indignation of Valencianism, a team on the limit and without much time to reverse its bad situation in the league. This was materialized in a brief tweet from Toni Latoa player who was not present, but did not hesitate to point out the play: “That’s a penalty !!!”, he wrote through his social networks.
A lot of controversy in networks… and the ‘Negreira case’
The images soon went viral on social networks, where thousands of users They harshly criticized the performance of the referee again. A decision that comes at a particularly difficult time for the arbitration group due to the ‘Negreira case’, a plot of possible arbitration corruption in which FC Barcelona would be involved, which keeps the rest of the LaLiga teams in suspense.