Two games sanction for Xavi and Raphinha


The coach of FC Barcelona, ​​Xavi Hernández, and the winger Raphinha were sanctioned this Wednesday with two games of suspension after their expulsions on Sunday against Getafe in the first day of LaLiga EA Sports.

Xavi was sent off in the 70th minute of the duel at the Coliseum where his team did not go beyond 0-0. “Two games of suspension for protests to the referee, with a fine to the club of 700 euros and 600 to the offender,” says the resolution of the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

The Catalan coach also had a strong press conference afterwards in which he reproached the referee Soto Grado for not applying the criteria discussed at that week’s meeting.

Meanwhile, Raphinha saw a direct red card shortly before the break for an attack on Gastón. “Two games of suspension for occurring violently during the game. Without the possibility of contesting the ball or game stopped,” says the resolution, with an economic fine the same as that of his coach.