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Espanyol-Barcelona tension spills into tunnel post game, says ref

ESPANYOL 1 - 1 BARCELONA

Espanyol-Barcelona tension spills into tunnel post game, says ref

Los jugadores de Espanyol y Barcelona se encaran.

Alberto Estévez

EFE

Gil Manzano, the referee for the Espanyol-Barcelona Liga clash, noted in his match report that the arguments on the pitch continued into the tunnel area.

The derby between Espanyol and Barcelona ended with a few minutes of high tension. Gerard Piqué celebrated his equalising goal for Barça by taunting the home fans with his finger to his lips, and then a rash challenge from Gerard Moreno on Piqué himself got more blood boiling.

Barça vs Espanyol is a derby, claims Moreno

With fresh wounds of the outspoken Barça defender in mind, after the game Moreno declared that "this is a derby and one full of tension. What happens on the pitch stays on the pitch. Piqué came to berate me for a tough tackle, but that's all."

Disturbance in the tunnel post-game

However, he afternoon game's referee, Gil Manzano, noted in his report that the hostilities didn't end on the field of play:

Acta arbitral del derbi.

Acta arbitral del derbi.

"At the end of the match when we went into the tunnel, we found a commotion of official players and member of staff from both clubs, arguing between each other but without any type of aggression".

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
14R. Sociedad 26 7 5 10
15Espanyol 25 6 7 9
16Alavés 22 7 1 14
Full standing
Next matches
Celta - Espanyol D-11/02 18:30
Espanyol - Villarreal D-18/02 18:30
Deportivo - Espanyol V-23/02 21:00
Fixtures

*Update 4 de febrero de 2018

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
1Barcelona 58 18 4 0
2Atlético 46 13 7 1
3Valencia 40 12 4 5
Full standing
Next matches
Barcelona - Getafe D-11/02 16:15
Eibar - Barcelona S-17/02 16:15
Barcelona - Girona S-24/02 20:45
Fixtures

*Update 4 de febrero de 2018

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