Barcelona Will Complain To UEFA About Refereeing In Inter Milan Game

Barcelona is reportedly planning to file a complaint with UEFA about the officiating decisions made during their shocking 1-0 Champions League defeat to Inter Milan.

Barcelona suffered their second successive defeat in the Champions League group stage due to Hakan Calhanoglu’s first-half goal, which proved to be the difference between the two teams. 

After Pedri’s goal was disallowed for handball, Barcelona had a goal waived off, and the referee also turned down two Catalan giants’ requests for penalties.

Barcelona To Send Formal Complaint To UEFA

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The six-time champions of Europe’s top club championship have taken action to make sure they exact revenge for their heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Inter while Barcelona seeks “justice” from UEFA. The Blaugrana used the club’s official Twitter account to urge all FC Barcelona supporters, or “Culers,” to support their team in the rematch against the Serie A team.

Xavi’s team is presently in third place, and if they lose against Inter Milan on Wednesday, Barcelona would be eliminated from the Champions League for the second straight year.

Before their pivotal Champions League match against Inter Milan on Wednesday, FC Barcelona has urged its fans to unite behind the team. Slavko Vini’s performance against the Nerazzurri on match day three at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium earned the Catalan giants their disapproval. 

According to some News, the club intends to officially complain to UEFA, who oversees the Champions League, about the competence of the Slovenian referee.

Xavi Hernandez Upset With Referees

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez is upset with the referees after they disallowed the Catalan giants from converting a late penalty in their 1-0 loss to Inter Milan, according to the Daily Mirror. 

Denzel Dumfries looked to handle the ball just as Ansu Fati was ready to head a shot in the direction of the goal. While VAR looked into the incident and temporarily paused play, no penalty was assessed.

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The Barcelona manager referred to the defeat as injustice and blamed the referees for the Catalans’ loss against Inter Milan. Outraged During Tuesday night’s Champions League match between Barcelona and Inter Milan, manager Xavi Hernandez did not shy back in sharing his thoughts on the referees. 

In the Champions League, Xavi’s team suffered back-to-back losses after losing to the Serie A team by a score of 1-0 amid controversy over the refereeing. 

Unfair Deal From Referee Slavko Vincic

The Blaugrana believed they had an unfair deal from the referee Slavko Vini, who waived two penalty requests and wrote off Pedri’s late equalizer following a VAR review.

Slavko Vincic, a Slovenian match official, initially decided not to go to the pitchside screen when it seemed Denzel Dumfries had handled in his area after ruling out a Pedri score for handball against Ansu Fati after inspecting it on the field.

After the game, Xavi, who had complained on the touchline, demanded an explanation from the referee for his “dodgy” choices.

“I’m furious. We don’t understand anything. Thus, the referees need to explain their decisions. He stated through press sources. “I requested an explanation of the referee’s judgments following the game, but he refused. We experienced injustice today”, he continued. 

The 42-year-old trainer commented on Pedri’s goal, saying, “They told me that Pedri’s goal should have counted. It serves a legal purpose. 

The rule states that a new play begins when Ansu unintentionally touches Pedri’s goal. Thus, it ought to be regarded as a legal objective. “The referee walked away silently. I’m furious. We do not comprehend. Outraged is the appropriate term.”

Barcelona’s Shocking Champions League Defeat

It was previously stated that Robert Lewandowski’s muted performance against Inter Milan infuriated FC Barcelona supporters. In La Liga, Lewandowski has been on fire for the Blaugrana. He hasn’t been able to maintain his Champions League form, though. 

The Polish goalkeeper failed to score in Barca’s defeat to the Nerazzurri, adding to his poor starting point in Europe’s top club competition. Barcelona is planning to complain to UEFA over the refereeing decisions made during their shocking 1-0 Champions League defeat to Inter Milan. 

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Barcelona suffered their second straight defeat in the Champions League group stage due to Hakan Calhanoglu’s first-half goal, which was the distinction between the two teams. Barcelona had a goal chalked off after Pedri’s goal was disallowed for handball, and the referee also rejected two Barcelona penalty claims during the contest.

As per Barca Universal, Barcelona is currently prepared to lodge a formal protest against the game officials for their inadequate management of the game with the European football regulating body. 

After collecting just 3 points from their first three games, the La Liga heavyweights risk being ousted from the Champions League group stage for the second straight time.

Slavko Vincic Previously Come Under Fire

Slavko Vincic, a Slovenian referee who is 42 years old, has been on FIFA’s international list since 2010. In 2012, when he joined the staff of fellow Slovene Damir Skomina as an additional assistant, he rose to fame.

He oversaw the Champions League match between Genk and Liverpool this season and two more CL games, a La Liga game, and a Europa League match. However, the referee was up to no good, far from the flashy floodlights of Belgium.

Vincic had previously come under fire from Manchester United and its followers for what caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick called “strange refereeing decisions.”

United was extremely disappointed with the game’s outcome because they hadn’t won a trophy since the Europa League in 2017.  They must focus on their battle in the Premier League, now in fifth place and 20 points behind league leaders Manchester City. 

They stood a decent chance of finishing in the top 4, qualifying for the Champions League the following year.

Rangnick, who appeared pleased with his team’s performance, remarked, “I think we played a really strong first half, precisely the way we desired to play with a high level of energy, but we couldn’t translate that into either one or two goals.”

Fans also defamed Vincic on social media, calling for his banishment from officiating in several enraged messages and memes.

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