Leganes have officially requested ‘clarification’ after Barcelona’s controversial second goal was allowed to stand in their 3-1 loss to the Catalan club on Sunday evening.
Luis Suarez restored Barca’s lead when he scored their second goal in the match in the 70th minute, but he collided with Leganes’ goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar just before striking the ball.
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system did not overrule the referee’s decision to allow the Goal, causing anger amongst the away support, who have now emailed the Spanish FA requesting an explanation.
However, Barcelona manager manager Ernesto Valverde told reporters immediately after the match that he ‘thought it was a valid goal’.
“Everybody will have their own opinion on decisions of this nature but the referee awarded the goal and VAR was in place to overrule that decision had it not been correct,” he said, according to Football Espana.
“Luis does not touch the goalkeeper so that is why it was given so there really should not be a big deal about the controversy.”