Barcelona President Considers Legal Action Over Controversial Goal Decision

Barcelona’s president, Joan Laporta, has expressed his dissatisfaction with a contentious goal decision during their recent match against Real Madrid and has not ruled out taking legal action.

The incident occurred when Barcelona’s Lamine Yamal appeared to score a goal that would have put them ahead 3-2, but the referee ruled otherwise, despite protests from the Barcelona players. With no goalline technology available in La Liga, the decision stood, and Barcelona eventually lost the match 3-2.

Laporta stated that Barcelona would request the audio and video footage from the Technical Refereeing Committee at the Spanish FA to assess whether the goal should have been allowed. If the club determines that an error was made, Laporta emphasized that they would explore all available options to rectify the situation, including potential legal action.

The Barcelona president highlighted similar instances in other leagues where matches were replayed due to VAR mistakes, citing a Belgian Pro League match and a Premier League fixture involving Liverpool as examples.

While acknowledging the challenges faced by match officials, Laporta stressed the importance of tools like VAR in ensuring fairness in football competitions. He expressed disappointment that La Liga does not utilize goalline technology, unlike other leagues such as the Premier League.

Barcelona manager Xavi echoed Laporta’s sentiments, labeling the absence of goalline technology in La Liga as “a disgrace.” Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen also criticized the lack of technological assistance, describing it as “shameful for football.”

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