Barcelona gave themselves a serious thurst in La Liga title race on Monday evening when a last-minute aim by Ousmane Dembele gave them three factors towards Actual Valladolid; taking them inside 1 level of league leaders Atletico Madrid, who misplaced to Sevilla earlier within the weekend.
The match, which ended 1-Zero, had its justifiable share of controversy too as Barcelona star Lionel Messi was seen hitting out at match referee Jaime Latre at half time with the scoreline locked a stalemate.
In what turned out to be a tense recreation, Messi regarded livid with the referee’s efficiency on the break, accusing Latre of purposely making an attempt to indicate him a crimson card, reported Spanish sports activities every day Diario AS.
Messi was heard saying on the digital camera in Spanish: “He (Latre) desires to provide me a card……unimaginable”, hinting at an alleged conspiracy to get him suspended forward of their high-octane tie towards arch-rival Actual Madrid, dubbed El Clasico.
Messi up to now has been booked 4 occasions this season within the league and any additional reserving will value him a match suspension as per La Liga guidelines. Other than him, the group’s in-form midfielder Frekie De Jong can be a reserving away from suspension.
With 9 video games of the season remaining Barcelona may overtake Atletico Madrid with a win over their age-old rivals, who themselves path Los Rojiblancos by three factors.