Xavi Hernndez, the mastermind behind FC Barcelona in the spanish La Liga, became the epicenter of the action in the matchup against Villarreal.
In the final minutes of the match, the emotion reached its peak when the referee scored a penalty in favor of Barcelona. However, VAR’s intervention prompted a crucial review. Munuera Montero, the match referee, made the surprising decision to revoke the penalty, unleashing Xavi’s anger and frustration.
Hernndez’s energetic reaction was immediate, expressing his frustration with the referee’s decision. It was not the first time that Xavi had been affected, as he had previously been reprimanded for protests during the second half of the match.
Referee controversies persist in Spanish football, standing out as an almost inevitable element in every match, where referees often become protagonists of the plot.
Xavi to leave FC Barcelona at the end of the season
Just after the defeat against Villarreal at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys, the Catalan coach announced in the post-match press conference that he will be leaving at the end of the current season.
The announcement was quick, he did not hesitate to say it since he put the well-being of the team before anything else.
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