Xavi cries foul against refereeing
Last night, FC Barcelona lost 1-0 to Inter Milan in the Champions League. A match marked by several controversies related to refereeing. The Catalans believe that Pedri's 69th-minute goal was valid. The goal was disallowed after consulting VAR because Ansu Fati touched the ball with his hand, according to the referee. Another controversial decision by Slavko Vinčić was not to award a penalty to Barcelona following a fairly obvious handball by Denzel Dumfries in the box in injury time (90th+2). Barça, who feels defenceless following these decisions, will, at the request of the technical staff, lodge an official complaint to UEFA, reports the Spanish media AS.
In the other games of the evening, Eintracht Frankfurt and Tottenham played out a goalless draw, while Napoli had a great time against Ajax (6-1). Liverpool and Brugge took points against Rangers and Atlético de Madrid (2-0 in both games). Could the Belgian club be the surprise of this tournament edition? They are on a perfect run with seven goals scored, none conceded. It's clear: the Brugge sensation is growing with every game.
How about the Blues?
Graham Potter’s positive feedback before the game
Tonight Chelsea’s facing AC Milan for the main event of the evening. Graham Potter was yesterday in the press conference and got some positive feedback about players returning from injury: "Edouard Mendy has been training with the team, he is making good progress. He will be in the team. Jorginho felt a bit of discomfort against Crystal Palace but trained today. We'll see how he reacts, same for Kai Havertz. Apart from that, everything is fine." He also mentioned that N’Golo Kanté was progressively recovering and that he was going to get some minutes pretty soon if he continues that way. Come on Blues!