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Referee De Burgos berates Cillessen for simulation

Levante - Barcelona: Cillessen

DAVID GONZALEZ

DIARIO AS

The official gave the Barcelona keeper a stern talking too for his actions during the Levante - Barça Copa del Rey game.

De Burgos Bengoetxea, the referee in charge of Thursday's Copa del Rey match between Levante and Barcelona, gave Barça keeper Cillessen a stern talking to just before heading to the dressing rooms at half time.

Cillessen exaggerated reaction

The conversation took place just after Cillessen had collapsed in a heap upon being lightly touched in the midriff by Chema. Video replays showed that the reaction of the keeper had been hugely exaggerated. Busquets too had been touched by the Levante player and had also gone down in a manner out of all proportion to the physical contact that actually occurred.