Something to talk about … on both sides. Barça will take place this Saturday on the Villarreal pitch, for the 15th day of La Liga. This is Xavi’s second game on the Barcelona bench in the league, following a derby victory against Espanyol 1-0 (and a Champions League draw against Benfica 0-0). But the start of the meeting had little to do with it.

From the 3rd minute of play, a serious fault on Sergio Busquets. The Blaugrana captain suffered a very nasty sole from Dani Parejo on the ankle bone. The midfielder was slow to get up, limping. He finally took his place … and his opponent was not penalized, neither a yellow card, nor a red one.

Another controversial action in the 6th minute of the match. While entering his box, Eric Garcia chooses the back pass and totally misses it. Arnaut Danjuma takes the opportunity to recover the ball. Gerard Piqué, aware of the danger, then returns to the box with a slip to deflect the ball … with his hand. No sanction there either, despite complaints from Unai Emery players.

On the two actions, there was no intervention of the VAR. The Spanish press is obviously getting loose on arbitration. On the Cadena SER, we talk about “lamentable” arbitrage. Fernando Roig Negueroles, general manager of Villarreal, expressed his anger and his incomprehension on Movistar: “It is incomprehensible that it is not whistled, the hand is clear. The shot is on target and he deflects the hand, there should at least be a penalty. ” More arguments for those reluctant to video-assistance in refereeing … or for its defenders.

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