La Liga Lacking In Innovation: Xavi Calls For Tech Upgrade

Barcelona‘s coach Xavi Hernandez lambasted La Liga for its outdated approach after a heartbreaking 3-2 Clasico loss, which put Real Madrid within touching distance of the championship.

The Barcelona coach was incensed after Lamine Yamal’s shot, which appeared to have crossed the line, was not awarded as a goal due to the limitations of VAR technology.

At 1-1, Yamal’s flicked corner kick seemed destined for the net until Real Madrid’s Andriy Lunin made a late save, leaving fans and players wondering if the ball had indeed crossed the line.

“It’s a disgrace,” said Xavi, complaining that the technology used in other top flights including the Premier League is not available in La Liga.

“If we want to be the best league in the world we have to advance in this sense, you have to put in the technology.”

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen agreed with his coach.

“It’s shameful for football, I don’t have the words,” said the Germany international.

“There’s so much money in this world and there’s no money for what’s most important.”

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Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez blasted La Liga for not employing goal-line technology after his team’s 3-2 Clasico defeat on Sunday left Real Madrid on the brink of the title.

“(Madrid) have had an extraordinary league, they have lost just one game, they’ve almost wrapped it up,” admitted Xavi.

“I feel that with the game we played the normal thing would be that we would win.

“We competed very well, I think we deserved the three points.”

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti was overjoyed with his team’s heroic performance, as they first triumphed over Manchester City in a penalty shootout to reach the Champions League semifinals, and then scored a late winner in the intense Clásico showdown.

“I’m very proud, because they were two very demanding games,” said the coach.

According to him, the focus now shifts to preparing for the season’s final stretch, and fortunately, they are well-placed to face the challenges ahead.

“Now we have to prepare for the final part of the season, but we are very well positioned.”

Africa Today News, New York 

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