VALENCIA 2 -3 BARCELONA

Valencia director blames "disgraceful" referee after Barça loss

Valencia's sporting director Jesús García Pitarch was left indignant over what he felt was an "emabarassing" perfomance by referee Undiano Mallenco in the 3-2 home loss to Barça.

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Valencia director blames "disgraceful" referee after Barça loss

Valencia’s sporting director Jesús García Pitarch was scathing in his criticism of referee Undiano Mallenco following Barcelona’s 3-2 win at the Mestalla on Saturday.

Three controversial incidents

García Pitarch pointed to three controversial incidents which went the way of Valencia’s opponents and, the director feels, affected the result of the game.

Suarez appeared to be offside and impeding the view of the keeper during Messi's first goal

“He'll will be embarrassed when he looks back at this game,” fumed García Pitarch after the match in which Lionel Messi scored a dramatic last-minute penalty to win the game for Barcelona.

"Udiano has to take a look at himself" 

“There were three clear incidents within half an hour: Messi’s first goal with Suarez offside, the second yellow offence of Busquets and Rodrigo’s [unawarded] penalty. Undiano has to take a look at himself. Spanish football can’t have such a disgraceful referee.”