Xavi defends Espanyol fans after pitch invasion
Xavi Hernandez talks about the Espanyol pitch invasion after Barcelona won LaLiga.
At Cornella El-Prat, the venue of their vehement local rivals, Barcelona defeated Espanyol 4-2 to win LaLiga today. .
After the final whistle, Barcelona players and staff went to the center of the field to celebrate, which infuriated Los Pericos supporters, who flocked to the field in large numbers to voice their displeasure.
When confronted with questions about the incident, the Barcelona manager adopted a sympathetic stance, arguing that his team shouldn’t have celebrated at the RCDE stadium because it was an away venue and, worse yet, that of their rivals.
The match in brief
Robert Lewandowski gave Barcelona the lead in the game’s first minute, and Alejandro Balde, who had also assisted in the first goal, added a second to make it 2-0.
Five minutes before halftime, the Polish forward made it three for Barcelona before Jules Kounde made it four. .
Later, in the 73rd and 92nd minutes, the Blaugrana gave up two goals, one each from Joselu and Javi Puado.
what Xavi said.
The former Al-Sadd coach claimed that he had warned the players against celebrating on the field because they were not at Camp Nou before the commotion broke out.
Xavi believed that they needed to show respect for Espanyol, but he was hesitant to chastise his team because it was hard not to rejoice after 10 months of labor.