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Barcelona: Lenglet handball "a red card", Sergi Roberto should have gone too - AS resident ref

Eduardo Iturralde says that Clément Lenglet, who went on to score Barça's winner, should have been sent off for giving away Real Betis' penalty.

Betis - Barça: Lenglet handball "a red card", says AS resident ref

AS' resident ref, Eduardo Iturralde González, says Barcelona's Clément Lenglet should have been sent off for his early handball in the Blaugrana's 3-2 LaLiga win over Real Betis on Sunday.

Betis were awarded a fifth-minute penalty at the Estadio Benito Villamarín after Nabil Fekir's goal-bound shot hit Lenglet's arm inside the box, with Sergio Canales converting the spot-kick to open the scoring.

Lenglet handball denied Betis a "clear goalscoring opportunity"

Lenglet was shown a yellow card for the infringement, but Iturralde González believes the Frenchman should have been handed a stiffer punishment. "It's a red card," the former FIFA official told AS.

"It's a clear goalscoring opportunity," he explained. "He [Lenglet] is behind the penalty spot and it's a shot which, if it doesn't hit his hand, is going to hit the target."

Roberto lucky not to be sent off for two first-half yellows, says Iturralde González

Meanwhile, Iturralde González also told AS that he felt Barça's Sergi Roberto, who had already been booked, should have seen a second yellow card for a lunge on Carles Aleñá late on in the first half.

Roberto catches Betis' on-loan Barcelona midfielder Carles Aleñá with a late challenge.

Lenglet sent off for second booking after heading in Barcelona winner

Lenglet later scored Barça's winner by heading home Lionel Messi's second-half free-kick delivery, before being dismissed with 10 minutes to go when a foul on Betis' Joaquín Sánchez saw him collect a second yellow.