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The referee stole the show: Barcelona stumbled with a 1:1 draw against Espanyol Israel today


In a match that will be remembered mainly for the disgraced referee Matteo Lahos who drew two red cards, Barcelona lost 2 precious points in the city derby and first place in the table to Real Madrid • Marcos Alonso scored first, Khoslo equalized on a penalty

Barcelona and Espanyol parted ways today (Saturday) with a 1:1 draw at Camp Nou, in the city's derby within the Spanish League.

Xavi went up in attack with Lewandowski, Rafina and Anso Fati, leaving Fran Torres and Ousmane Dembele on his bench.

Already after 7 minutes, the leader of the table returned to her place at the top, thanks to a goal by the defender Marcos Alonso.

The Barcelona defender continued to be the hot man for the Catalans, almost completing a brace in the first half after Jordi Alba set him up in an excellent situation, but this time the Spaniard missed from close range.

Alonso celebrates the first, photo: Reuters

The game went smoothly, and Barcelona thought they were on their way to an easy victory, but in the 73rd minute, things got complicated when Marcos Alonso, the scorer of the goal, tripped an opponent's player in the area, and Khoslo Dijk scored from the penalty spot and established a 1:1 tie.

From that moment on, Matteo Lahos took over the show.

The infamous referee drew three yellow cards from the 74th minute to the 76th minute for Jordi Alba, Fran Torres who came off the bench and Padre.

In the 78th minute, Lahos didn't like the talk of Alba who protested and stunned with a second yellow that left Barcelona with ten men.

Eliminate the comparison, photo: AFP

Did you think the show was over?

think again

In the 80th minute, Lahos stunned again when he kept out two Espanyol players in one move.

Vinicius Sousa, received a second yellow for a foul he committed on Lewandowski, and Cabrera, who hit the Polish striker who was lying on the grass, received a straight red card.

After a long VAR review, Lahos overturned the red he drew for Cabrera and sent only Vinicius Sousa away.

With both teams down to ten men, Barcelona continued to attack to find the winning goal but left empty handed and with a disappointing 1:1.

The main winner - Real Madrid, who will remain in first place in the table, following their victory yesterday over Valladolid yesterday.

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Everyone will be talking about him, photo: Getty

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Source: israelhayom

All sports articles on 2022-12-31

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