Xavi and Barcelona Criticize La Liga Over Lack of Goal-line Technology Following El Clasico Controversy

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In the aftermath of a controversial El Clasico match, Barcelona’s coach Xavi and goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen have both expressed frustration with La Liga’s failure to implement goal-line technology.

El Clasico Drama Unfolds

During the recent El Clasico match against Real Madrid, Barcelona believed they had taken a 2-1 lead when Lamine Yamal’s deflected shot appeared to cross the goal line. However, the absence of goal-line technology in La Liga left the decision in the hands of the officials.

Outrage Over Refereeing Decisions

Xavi and Ter Stegen were vocal about their frustration with the situation. Ter Stegen lamented the lack of investment in crucial technology, labelling it as “embarrassing for football.” Xavi echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the importance of goal-line technology in maintaining the league’s integrity.

Controversial Calls Add to Discontent

The dissatisfaction extended beyond the goal-line incident, with Xavi also criticizing the referee’s decision to award a penalty to Real Madrid. These controversial calls intensified Barcelona’s sense of injustice, further fueling their criticism of La Liga’s officiating standards.

Calls for Improvement

Despite previous criticism from La Liga president Javier Tebas, the absence of goal-line technology continues to be a point of contention. Barcelona’s disappointment highlights the need for comprehensive reforms to ensure fairness and accuracy in officiating.

Looking Ahead

With their La Liga title hopes all but extinguished, Barcelona must now focus on securing second place and qualifying for future competitions. Xavi remains resolute in his determination to bounce back from this setback and lead Barcelona to success in the seasons to come.

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