One of the greatest defenders of modern times ends his footballing career with an unfortunate red card to his name. The 35-year-old wasn’t part of the playing XI and was starting off the bench but didn’t get any minutes after the centre-back was given a straight red following his confrontation with the referee at half-time.
As per Pique, the referee made a lot of errors and most of his decisions were given against Barcelona in the first half. The Barca captain was not just questioning but was using obscene language which eventually didn’t go well with the referee. He was shown red and thus, the player couldn’t bid his last goodbye to football.
10-men Barca makes a late comeback
Not just Gerard Pique, Robert Lewandowski too was shown a red card in the match but that didn’t stop Barcelona from winning all three points against Osasuna on Wednesday, November 9. However, it was not all swift for the Catalans. David Garcia gave his side the lead in the 6th minute of the match as Barca was denied a foul in the build-up. Despite their complaints, the referee didn’t change his decisions as Barca were a goal down early in the match.
The trouble escalated when their premier striker Robert Lewandowski was shown a second yellow card in the 31st minute. Post his red, Barca took some time to settle as they draw their first blood in the 48th minute with Pedri Gonzales netting his this goal of the season.
Barca pushed more in the latter stages as Raphinha’s stunning header brought the much-needed glory to the team. They managed to defend well in the final stages and managed to win all three points to go five points clear of their arch-rivals Real Madrid, who’s second in the table with a match in hand.
“It was a difficult match and it got even harder after Robert was sent off. We knew we would have an opportunity, and got the goal when we had the chance,” Barca’s young prodigy Pedri mentioned after the match.