Barcelona manager Xavi shouts ‘It’s a disgrace’ at the TV camera following VAR decision to overturn a penalty in his side’s defeat to Villarreal before announcing after the game that he will leave at the end of the season
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Barcelona manager Xavi was furious after the decision to award his side a penalty during their defeat to Villarreal was overturned by VAR.
Xavi’s side suffered a 5-3 defeat in the LaLiga clash despite leading 3-2 in the closing stages of the match.
After the match, Xavi revealed that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season.
With the sides level at 3-3, Barcelona looked to take the lead from the penalty spot after Villarreal’s Santi Comesana was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area.
However, after a VAR test, the decision was overturned, much to Xavi’s frustration.
Barcelona boss Xavi shouted ‘it’s a shame’ at TV camera after VAR decision
Xavi was furious at VAR’s decision to overturn the award of a penalty for his team
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Xavi then turned to a TV camera and made his feelings about the incident clear as he labeled the decision “a disgrace”.
Xavi’s reaction evoked memories of Didier Drogba’s outburst after Chelsea’s Champions League exit against Barcelona in the semi-finals in 2009.
Drogba was angry at many decisions made by referee Tom Henning Ovrebo and shouted ‘It’s a shame’ into a TV camera.
The defeat against Villarreal leaves Barcelona in third place in LaLiga, ten points behind leaders Real Madrid.
Xavi’s outburst is reminiscent of Didier Drogba’s reaction after Chelsea’s Champions League exit in 2009