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The coach and president of Barcelona, Xavi (44 years old) and Joan Laporta (61 years old) keep throwing “darts” to rivals from Real madrid.
It all started from the controversies sparked in Real Madrid’s victory against Almeria, score 3-2when the referee would have made some decisions that favored the group from the capital of Spain.
- “It’s a shame what happened in the match with Almeria. Everyone saw it, instead they say that the referees favor Barcelona”, Laporta stated on the RAC1 radio station.
- “I agree 100% with the president, it’s a reality,” said Xavi, who recalled a statement by his counterpart from Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone.
Carlo Ancelotti said that he does not stoop to the level of the two
- Real Madrid will play a match against Atletico Madrid tomorrow, February 4, in the 23rd round of La Liga. The match will start at 22:00 and can be watched on Digi Sport 1.
Carlo Ancelotti held a pre-match press conference with Atletico Madrid and the Italian was asked, among other things, about the recent claims made by rivals Barcelona.
“Don Carlo” offered a simple answer, by which he set the two on track.
“I already said it, I don’t stoop to their level”, said Ancelotti, quoted by Marca.
Xavi made a common front with Diego Simeone
“Simeone said it, didn’t he? We’re not stupid. Everyone can see that”said Xavi.
Asked about the publication of the recordings from the VAR camera during the match between Real Madrid and Almeria, Diego Simeone stated that “the important thing is not what they reveal, but what happens. They think we are all stupid and that makes us angry”.
Xavi also returned to the Negreira business, which affects the Catalan club. Spanish justice is investigating payments made by FC Barcelona to the companies of Joaquin Negreira, who was number two in Spanish arbitration for 25 years.
“The Negreira deal didn’t help us at all and that’s the way things are, it’s a reality. We have to face it”Xavi admitted.
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