Barcelona President Joan Laporta fined €150 after impulsive entrance inside the referee’s locker room following El Clasico
The hierarchy at Barcelona is under increasing pressure. Joan Laporta stormed into the referee’s dressing room following the loss to Real Madrid on Sunday, clearly feeling the heat at the Bernabeu.
Joan Laporta received a €150 fine from the La Liga organizing committee for his misdeeds. The penalty was imposed in accordance with Sector 133 of the Disciplinary Code, which deals with violations of agreements, orders and regulations. The locker rooms are solely accessible to members of the refereeing teams, registered players, and coaches, according to Article 255 of the General Regulations.
The referee’s post-game report made the Barca president’s actions public and noted that Sanchez Martinez had invited him to leave. Throughout the game, Laporta questioned the officials’ choices numerous times, most notably Rodrygo’s late penalty that was awarded just moments after Robert Lewandowski requested a penalty kick at the other end.
Real Madrid defeated Barcelona with ease
Throughout their 3-1 Clásico victory over Barcelona on Sunday at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid appeared at ease. The goals were scored by Rodrygo, Federico Valverde, and Karim Benzema for the hosts, with a consolation goal by Ferran Torres for the Catalan team.
Los Blancos take a three-point lead over Barca at the top of the LaLiga standings after nine games thanks to the well-deserved victory.
Barcelona’s season has begun with promise, but this week has served as a wake-up call after a hectic summer in the transfer market. They were on the verge of Champions League elimination after Wednesday’s draw with Inter Milan, but this loss has brought them back to reality.
They entered the Clásico atop LaLiga with the strongest offense (20 goals scored) and defense (one goal allowed), but looking back, it appears it may have been due to the caliber of previous opponents they had to contend with. They have defeated teams in the bottom half in six of their seven victories.