“Don’t rule out asking for El Clasico to be replayed”: Barcelona President seeks fairness after losing El Clasico

El Clasico fixtures between Barcelona and Real Madrid never disappoint and that was the case again in yesterday’s game in the Santiago Bernabeu as well. The hosts managed to beat their Catalan rivals 3-2, and it seems the league season is over for them.

However, the game was full of controversies, with a certain goal being disallowed. It was that of Barcelona’s teen prodigy Lamine Yamal in the 30th minute, who managed to flick the ball into the goal. The goal was pushed away by goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, but there was protest from the Barcelona players, who believed the ball had crossed the line already.

After a lengthy VAR check and due to no goal line technology being used by La Liga, it was not given as a goal. This did not sit well with many fans of the club, and even President Joan Laporta weighed in.

According to Barca Universal, he confirmed they were in talks with the authorities to solve the issue. Furthermore, he hinted that there could be chance of a replay as well. His exact words were, “VAR should help to have fairer competition and not the other way around. We asked RFEF to provide us with all the images and audio of Lamine Yamal’s canceled goal. If there is a goal, we cannot rule out asking to replay the match. We will go further, we are not excluding anything.”

Is Barcelona’s season over?

The defeat to Real Madrid has effectively ruined Barcelona’s chances of winning any silverware this season. The Catalans had previously been knocked out of the Spanish Super Cup and Copa del Rey competitions. Just last week, they also exited the Champions League despite a brilliant first leg against Paris Saint-Germain.

Real Madrid now leads the league with 11 points at the top with only 6 games left. Therefore, the La Liga title is now firmly in their hands. Barcelona will end the season trophyless and will now focus on confirming Champions League soccer for next season.

The Catalans will next face Valencia at home next Tuesday and will hope for a victory to raise their spirits.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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