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Pique slams Espanyol fans for foul behavior

  Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has slammed Espanyol fans for their behavior against Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey quarter-final fixture whilst throwing a slight jibe: “If I had to choose a defeat, it’d be this one.” Jasper Cillessen seemed to have an object thrown at him by an Espanyol supporter, while reports from Sport indicate that Pique was the subject of offensive chants about his popular wife Shakira in the course of the game which saw Espanyol run away with a 1 nil win. “I’m not the one who should take action on the matter,” the defender said after the game. “We already know that playing against Espanyol at Cornella is always difficult. “I hope that all this doesn’t happen at Camp Nou, no-one being insulted or things thrown on to the pitch. ...
Andres Iniesta to miss Barcelona’s games against Olympiakos and Sevilla
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Andres Iniesta to miss Barcelona’s games against Olympiakos and Sevilla

  Emerging reports from Spain indicate that Andres Iniesta will miss Barcelona’s games against Olympiakos in the UCL in midweek, and Sevilla this weekend due to a left thigh injury. The midfield maestro missed Barcelona’s trip to the San Memes to play Athletic Bilbao on Saturday due to the injury and reports suggest that it is set to keep him on the sidelines for the rest of the week. READ: WERDER BREMEN SACK ALEXANDER NOURI AFTER 10 GAME WINLESS RUN Gerard Pique will also be unavailable for the trip to Greece to face Olympiakos in a final game of two legged back to back UCL group stage ties, due to the red card he picked up at the Camp Nou in the first leg. Pique's absence alongside the reported illness to Mascherano could see Thomas Vermaelen pair with Umtiti as they ...