La League final between Barcelona and Real Madrid had an atypical start, not so much because of the Whites’ win at the Palau, but also because of the atypical tranquility who presided over the clash. that good vibes was blown up in the second game of the series after a controversial arbitration that harmed Madrid and converts the third match of the final to be played this Friday at the WiZink Center (9:00 p.m.) in a powder keg Because the madridista squad and its fans They wait for Barcelona… and the referees.
The whites blamed for the defeat (71-69) to the referees, who ignored a resounding assault by Davies on Causeur that settled with technique to deckand decided the duel with a more than doubtful lack of Tavares to Higgins 27 seconds from the end of the crash.
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Angry protests from Madridistas
Hanga and Deck they ate Calatrava, one of the referees, After the first controversy Give it back faced Pérez Pizarro at the end of the game, and Rudy scrambled and had to be held down by Herreros in the locker room tunnel. The indignation of the whites was total. “Unbelievable. It is necessary to stop this”, wrote the French after the game.
The fire was already on and Barcelona was responsible for adding more gasoline to the fire publicly denouncing the behavior of the madridistas: “We believe and are sure that all measures will be taken so that these intimidations do not happen again. in the next matches of this final”, assured Josep Cubells, manager responsible for basketball at Barcelona. “We detected that there were moments of great tension, which later led to actions of some intimidation towards the referees. And to our surprise, this was not transcribed in the arbitration record,” he lamented.
We believe and are sure that all measures will be taken so that these intimidations do not happen again in the next matches of this final
Seeing the turn that events took, Barça brought its maximum manager to the fore to try to neutralize all the criticism from the madridistassince they consider that they were conditioning the arbitrations of the following parties. His fear of a trap is more than evident.
They put the referees in the spotlight
Both have contributed to putting the referees in the spotlight. We will have to see where they set the bar, because both teams will come out with the knife between their teeth. Jasikevicius does not hide it: “We have to do more fouls, be harder and have more intensity”.
Adam Hanga He stressed the importance of the two games in Madrid and appealed to the white fans: “We have played many times against them, but now it is the most important, a very demanding final. Together with our fans we are going to give everything, we ask that many people come and let’s all fight together, it’s the only way“.
Together with our fans we are going to give everything, we ask that a lot of people come and we are going to fight all together, it is the only way
Nikola Mirotic, one of the azulgranas who will suffer the most due to his white past, trusts his team: “I hear a lot of things lately but we are Barça, the same team for the whole season. You have to go with a lot of ambition and humility to play better than at the Palau and to be able to win”.