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  • Updated: April 22, 2024

Xavi berates referee decisons in El Clasico defeat against Real Madrid 

Xavi berates referee decisons in El Clasico defeat against R

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has decried the officiating in Sunday night's El Clasico that saw his team lose 3-2 to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Madrid trailed after Christensen put the reigning La Liga campions up in the first half but roared back to matchup against the Blaugrana.

The game was a revamp of the old El Clasico crunch games that featured stars like Lionel Mesi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Karim Benzema among others including Xavi himself and Andres Iniesta. 

“This is shameful. Injustice,” Xavi started off, echoing what Marc-Andre ter Stegen had said.

“This was unfair. It is very clear. Everyone saw it. I repeat, it was a huge injustice today,” he added later in the press conference.

“My feeling today is one of maximum injustice, everyone has seen it. This is evidence.”

“We were better than Real Madrid. We deserved the three points,” the Barcelona manager stressed.


“Everyone saw that we were better. Imagine when these 17-18 year olds are 20. In the future there will be success.”

Taking a dig at the referee’s performance, Xavi added: “Yesterday I said that I hoped we wouldn’t be speaking about the referee, that would have meant that he did a good job.”

“I will not talk about the referee. Everyone saw, if I speak, they would punish me. The pictures are in front of you,” he remarked.

“The referee didn’t get a single decision right.”

Xvi declared that he would depart from the club in the summer but the club's hierachy are reportedly ready to sit down with him and discuss his grievances.

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