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Moment of tension: the clash between Xavi and the DT of Elche after the triumph of Barcelona

The coach of Elche CF, Francisco, valued the controversy of the defeat (1-2) against Barca this Sunday, almost exclusively in a press conference afterwards and regretting that the referee did not check his decision when the locals claimed, and shortly before in the Memphis Depay penalty. Precisely, that was one of the issues that he claimed at the end of the game to Xavi Hernandezin a quite tense intersection.

The Elche coach reproached the Barça coach and he replied in an intense exchange of impressions that did not go any further. Both coaches downplayed the matter in the press room.

Nothing has happened. It was the tension of the match. We asked them to throw the ball out, nothing more”, explained the coach of Elche Francisco.

It’s nothing, just don’t give it more importance, they are situations resulting from tension, I have the utmost respect for Francisco and with Peter Milla we have mutual friends, that’s why we were making jokesXavi said.

keep on streak

Barcelona overcame (1-2) an important test at the Martínez Valero this Sunday against Elche, where they got the three points with a comeback in the second half in a good game, along the lines of the last, to strengthen the ‘ Top 4′ of LaLiga Santander.

Xavi Hernández’s team saved the dynamic and the good moment by a penalty that Memphis converted in the 84th minute and that Hernández Hernández pointed out with the help of the VAR. From the sticks in the Super Cup and Copa del Rey, Barça grows in play and, above all, in results, where they have no margin for error.

to think about Europe

After the victory, now Xavi Hernández’s men will have to quickly change their ‘chip’ and get into Europa League mode. The azulgranas will host Galatasaray on Thursday for the first leg of the round of 16.

After the clash against the Turks, Barcelona will think about LaLiga again, when on Sunday they host Osasuna at the Camp Nou, in search of continuing to fight for the Champions League qualification spots.

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