On Monday, Barcelona took an enormous danger by flirting with the thought of captain Lionel Messi being suspended for the El Clasico subsequent weekend.
He had already acquired a yellow card of their earlier match and needed to be cautious to not obtain one other towards Actual Valladolid. He escaped together with his life, however not earlier than arguing that the referee was out to indicate him a card.
This weekend, Barcelona will face Actual Madrid in a match that would determine the LaLiga champions for this season. If he had acquired a yellow card, the Argentine would have been dominated out, and in keeping with Marca, he was overheard saying that referee Santiago Jaime Latre was looking for a technique to ebook him.
“The referee needs to provide me a yellow card, unimaginable,” Messi reportedly advised membership delegate Carles Naval through the half-time break.
Fortuitously for him, the cardboard by no means got here. Actual Valladolid, on the opposite facet, was lowered to 10 gamers within the second half after Oscar Plano was handed a straight purple card. Within the dramatic last minute of regulation time, Barcelona scored a late winner by Ousmane Dembele.
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Each groups had different alternatives, and Valladolid could be disillusioned after Jordi Alba’s apparent handball within the sixty fifth minute. The Catalans have been awarded all three factors regardless of no penalty being given.
Barcelona is now only one level behind Atletico Madrid on the high of the desk after the win. They now have a match towards Actual Madrid, who’re simply two factors behind them.
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They’ve a shot to win the title in the event that they win El Clasico after which defeat Atletico Madrid subsequent month. That’s, if they don’t lose any extra factors for the rest of the season. A LaLiga title will undoubtedly enhance their possibilities of persuading Lionel Messi to remain, and this shall be on the minds of each gamers and membership administration within the coming weeks.