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Valdes faces suspension for ref abuse

2 March 2013 20:55

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes could face a lengthy ban for verbally abusing referee Miguel Angel Perez Lasa in Saturday's El Clasico.

Valdes was furious at the official's decision not to award a late penalty in their 2-1 loss to Real Madrid, following a challenge from Sergio Ramos on Adriano.

Although further from the action than any other player on the pitch, Valdes protested more vehemently than any of his team-mates and had to be restrained by a member of the club's staff.

Shouting angrily in the referee's face, Valdes was shown a yellow card but continued to protest until Perez Lasa produced a red moments later.

According to the referee's report, Valdes verbally insulted the official, shouting: "You (the officials) s**t yourselves, you have no shame."

And Perez Lasa claimed the 'keeper, who will leave Barcelona when his contract expires in 2014, kept on repeating: "You have no shame."

The referee's full report reads as follows: "Once the game was over and while were still on the field of play, I booked Barcelona player, No. 1, Victor Valdes Arribas, for squaring up to me with his arms aloft and his voice shouting, recriminating one of my decisions. I then sent off the same player for shouting repeatly in my face, from just a few centimetres: 'You (the officials) s**t yourselves, you have no shame.'

"After he was sent off, the same player persisted with his attitude and kept on saying, in the same tone: 'You have no shame.' He had to be restrained by his team-mates and a delegate from his club. Once we were in the tunnel, the same player persisted with his attitude and repeated the same thing as he had before, still shouting: 'You have no shame, you have no shame.'"

Meanwhile, Gerard Pique stoked the flames after the game by saying: "I hope Perez Lasa apologises next time he referees one of our games."

Real defender Ramos was handed by a five-game ban by Spain's fooball federation (RFEF) for insulting referee Miguel Angel Ayza Gamez in a match against Celta Vigo in January and Valdes could now face a similar sanction.

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Info

Competition
Primera División
Date
2 March 2013
Game week
26
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance
83500

Goals

K. Benzema 6'
(assist by Álvaro Morata) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
18' L. Messi
 (assist by Dani Alves)
Sergio Ramos 82'
(assist by L. Modrić) 
2 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1 90+4' 90+4'
2 90+1'
3 58'
18 55'
14
8 90+3'
16
11 64'
10 18'
7
17
Coach: Tito Vilanova

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
6
7
17 90+2'
10
11
13
20
# Player Bookings
9
21
37
4
5
13
25

Sunday 1 March

Saturday 28 February

23:55
23:20
23:00
22:41
22:16
21:19
21:04
20:57
20:50
20:38
20:31
20:29
20:15
20:08
20:07
20:01
19:57
19:48
19:43
19:34
19:17
19:17
19:02
18:55
18:28
18:07
17:59
17:57
17:54
17:52
17:50
17:37
17:34
16:24
16:18
15:38
15:34
15:24
14:54
14:45
14:28
14:19
13:50
12:44
11:48
11:27
04:53
04:19
04:06
03:18
00:25

Friday 27 February

23:27
22:44
22:42
22:19
22:09
21:19
19:53
19:46
19:14
18:53
18:13
18:00
17:51
17:23
17:11
17:08
16:43
16:41
16:27
16:23
16:21
15:57
15:26
14:31
14:00
13:38
13:34
13:27
13:24
13:02
12:59
12:22
11:50
11:04
10:25
09:34
09:02
08:36
05:16
04:51
02:09
02:00
00:45
00:02

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 24 +52 60
2 25 +55 59
3 24 +28 53
4 24 +22 50
5 24 +12 45
6 24 +16 44
7 25 +0 41
8 25 -4 32
9 24 +1 31
10 25 -15 29
11 24 -6 27
12 24 -8 27
13 24 -10 27
14 25 -13 26
15 25 -18 25
16 25 -17 24
17 24 -23 23
18 25 -27 22
19 25 -24 19
20 25 -21 18

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