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Barcelona lose 3-1 to Valladolid, second consecutive defeat after winning LaLiga



Already champions and with nothing to play for the rest of the season, Barcelona went to the Solilla Stadium on matchday 36 to face Valladolid, who added an important three points to the relegation battle, 1-1. Lost by 3. Last Sunday, he faced Brazilian Vinicius in the Spanish championship marked by racist conduct in Valencia.

The penultimate day of the Spanish championship was the experience of Brazilian Vinicius, who sparked a wave of international outrage after being dubbed ‘monkey’ for mimicking monkey gestures at the Mestalla last Sunday. characterized by numerous racist chapters.

The Spanish Football Federation’s competition committee dealt with allegations raised by Real Madrid at night, after a Valencia player was sent off at Mestalla when he slapped Hugo Duro after grabbing the Real Madrid striker’s neck. Decided to nullify the sanctions of Vinicius for the disposition. .

“My opinion is that racist behavior should be censored. And the other is what’s going on on the field. I’m surprised they strip the red card. One thing has nothing to do with the other,” surprised the coach. Xavi Hernandez of Barcelona.

No Sanctions for “Vini”

Additionally, the RFEF announced the closure of five games in Mestalla’s grandstand, where most of the racist chants were uttered against Vinicius.

Spanish police on Tuesday arrested three young men in Valencia on suspicion of “racist conduct” in the Mestalla last Sunday, accused of hanging a doll on Vinicius’ shirt at the same time as Atlético Madrid on January 26. Four others were also arrested in Madrid. Copa del Rey quarterfinals (3-1).

Before each match, players from both teams pose jointly with a banner that reads, “Racist out of football.”

Sportingly, Xavi’s side are no longer under pressure to win to reach their goals and have lost the next two games since winning the title on the Espanyol pitch. Last weekend’s match against Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou and this match. Tuesday in Valladolid.



The coach admitted his side suffered from a “lack of concentration” after winning the league at Valladolid, where they “conceded two goals in the first half due to our mistakes”, but said “we cannot afford to lose”. .

Dane Andreas Christensen took the lead with a stunning own goal with a header when he tried to deflect Venezuelan Darwin Matiz (2)’s cross from the left, while the local side saw Canadian Saile take the lead. Larin’s goal secured the victory. , from penalties (23), Ecuador’s Gonzalo Plata (73).

The duel was already decided and Poland’s Robert Lewandowski scored the honorable goal to top the list of top scorers with 23 goals.

Relegation battle heats up

The result doesn’t affect the title fight, but it’s a fine line to avoid relegation.

Valladolid pulled out of the red zone with this win despite a disappointing result on the day, while Getafe moved to the same relegation zone as Espanyol with 35 points.

Valladolid and Cádiz are currently safe on 38 points, while Almería are on 39 after losing to Anoeta on Tuesday.

Real Sociedad (4th) beat Almeria (15th) 1-0 with Japanese Takefusa Kubo’s (48) lone goal to put them one step closer to returning to the Champions League.

The victory takes Real to 68 points and after the 2013-2014 season they qualified for the continent’s top club tournament, only disaster will prevent them from returning to the Champions League next season.

Villarreal (fifth in 60 units) need to win their three remaining games before the end of the season, including Wednesday’s clash with Cadiz, as Real Sociedad pick up more points against Atlético Madrid and Sevilla. I hope they don’t take away Champions League berths. Basque team managed by Immanor Aguacil.

In another matchday of LaLiga Matchday 36 on Tuesday, Celta (14th) and Girona (8th) drew one point, leaving Galicia on 40 points, five points above the relegation zone, and Catalonia. One kept the dream of playing in Europe.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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