Celta vs Barcelona Pique penalised for challenge on Rafinha
Iago Aspas’ late freekick saw Celta Vigo snatch a point off Barcelona at Balaidos on Saturday.
The visiting players took issue with the freekick being awarded in the first place after referee Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez had blown for a foul by Gerard Pique on Rafinha.
“Pique goes to ground to stop Rafinha but at no point is there enough contact to give a foul,” Juan Andujar Oliver, MARCA’s refereeing expert, told Radio MARCA.
“The Celta player falls to ground and the referee is wrong in thinking there was an infraction on the part of the Barcelona defender.”