Piqué confronts Gil Manzano, Modric ticks him off: "You've been waiting just to have a go at the ref"
The defender, who didn't play a single minute of the game, came onto the pitch at the end to protest to the referee about the amount of stoppage time added.
Gerard Piqué didn't play a minute of Saturday's Clásico but appeared in one of the images of the night. At the end of the match, the Barcelona centre-back walked onto the pitch and up to the centre-circle to protest that referee Jesús Gil Manzano had only added four minutes of stoppage time. "There were substitutes which would have added another minute on. I looked at him. Four minutes... it's unbelievable," Piqué complained. The referee booked the Barça defender, as he explained in his notes: "Gerard Piqué was booked for making observations of a technical nature both once the game was over and inside the players' tunnel".
However, for Eduardo Iturralde González, a former Spanish referee who gives technical advice to AS and Cadena SER, Piqué should have been shown a red card. Luka Modric also made it clear to Piqué that he had overstepped the mark when the two players shook hands after the game. Just as the Barcelona player began making his way towards Gil Manzano, Modric was seen to tell him, "You've been waiting to come over and have a go, eh..." as captured by Movistar cameras and deciphered by Carrusel Deportivo.