Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has ruled that the referees in Spain will expel the crowd “for no reason” after Koman and midfielder Frankie de Zong were sent off during Barcelona’s draw with his guest Cadiz last night in the sixth leg of the Spanish league. Barcelona’s hopes of an urgent victory over Cadiz were greatly dashed when de Jong was sent off in the 65th minute for a second yellow card.
Barcelona’s problems escalated in extra time when the referee was sent off for an objection from referee Carlos del Cerro Grnde. Yesterday’s draw is the third time Barcelona have played in their top five league matches of the season, and Real Madrid are seven points behind Real Madrid.
Koman was sent off after chaotic moments as two balls appeared on the field at the same time, and the Dutch coach says he was sent off because Ciro Grande was alert to the situation. Sergio Busquets received a yellow card for kicking the ball towards Cadiz, who had another ball. Koman said in a statement to Spanish channel Movistar: “It was not out of tension, but I told the fourth referee that there was another ball on the field and the referee had to stop playing. I saw the ball except for the referee.” He added: ” They (the rulers) in this country are expelling you for no reason. “
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