BARCELONA 1 - 0 VALLADOLID
Roberto Carlos adds fuel to Clásico fire
The former Real Madrid player responded to some of the more fortunate decisions that went Barcelona's way against Valladolid, as LaLiga heats up.
El Clásico is heating up.
As the days count down to what looks like being a crucial clash of the Spanish titans in Saturday’s Real Madrid-Barcelona league fixture, more fuel has been added to the fire. As if it needs it.
Decisions aid Barça title tilt
Los Blancos legend Roberto Carlos, currently a director at the club, posted a tweet from Spanish programme El Larguero in which Sergio González, the manager of Valladolid, made a statement on the referee's decision against Barça on Monday night. If you missed it, there was plenty of controversy as the Catalan side scored at the death to clinch all three points and move just a single point behind Atlético Madrid at the top of the table. The handball that wasn’t given, though, was the focus for Carlos.
“The referee told me that he was clear that the ball had hit him [Jordi Alba[ on the hand but that the height of his hand meant it wasn’t enough to call a penalty.”
Carlos responded sarcastically: “I’m sure that this referee will be given a game at the weekend as a prize after today.”
The other controversy on Monday night was when the official, Jaime Latre, gave Óscar Plano a straight red card for a trip on Dembélé. It was the Frenchman’s 89th minute winner that took LaLiga’s title run-in to a three-way battle, when just a few weeks ago it had Leti’s name written all over it.