Raphinha has given a match winning goal to Barcelona in their match against Athletic Bilbao. Despite the late drama of disallowed goals of Inaki Williams, Barca’s amazing defensive record demands appreciation. Inaki Williams could have earned the late equalizer that might have changed the situation in La Liga. However, VAR disallowed his 87th minute goal that could have helped Bilbao with the most crucial one point.
However, despite Barcelona’s triumph over Athletic Bilbao, the controversial VAR decision takes all the spotlight. At San Mames, on Sunday, Inaki Williams’ goal was disallowed apparently because of a handball by Muniain in the build-up of that goal. However, Bilbao has enjoyed some amazing chances that Yuri Berchiche and Guruzeta missed in the stoppage time. However, Barelona did not gave in and kept the clean sheet to get their most important three points.
Xavi Hernandez, the coach of Barcelona has also revived his team almost from the ruins. He has managed to maintain their nine-points lead in the table against their arch rivals and second placed team in the table, Real Madrid.
Barcelona Defeated Bilbao With A Controversial VAR Decision:
La Liga stands in such a position currently that it is nor Barcelona’s trophy to lose. The Catalunyan footballing giants will be happy to realize that they can increase the point gap even further in the El Clasico in their own backyard against Real Madrid.
The controversial VAR decision came in today’s match when there are allegations upon Barcelona for bribing the refrees in some of their past seasons to gain decisions that will advantage them. However, Raphinha’s match-winning goal in the electrifying atmosphere at the Bilbao ground will boost up the their confidence levels before an important league deciding El Clasico game.