A crazy game of cards took place in the encounter between Barcelona and Espanyol. Referee Mateu Lahoz gave a total of 12 yellow cards and 2 red cards to players from both teams.
Jordi Alba on the Barcelona side was sent off in the 78th minute, because of a reaction error. Notably, in the post-match press conference, defender Sergi Roberto revealed that the 33-year-old star had forgotten that he had received a yellow card before, so he had unpleasant actions with the referee. to getting another yellow card and leaving the field.
“Jordi Alba forgot the first card,” said Roberto. “I don’t know what he said to get sent off.”
“Jordi just shared with me that he said ‘do it yourself’. We were all a bit surprised.”
Just a few minutes after Alba left the field, Espanyol player Vinicius Souza also received a second yellow card, thereby making the Catalunya derby only a battle between 20 stars. In the end, the two teams drew 1-1.
Truong Son | 06:06 01/01/2023