BARCELONA – The second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals between Barcelona and Sevilla had a busy third half in the changing room tunnel when Monchi, Sevilla’s sports director and Pepe Castro, president of the Andalusian club, faced off with players and technical assistants of Barça.
The Sevilla representatives coincided in the dressing room tunnel with the majority of Barça players, who delayed their entry to the dressing room by staying on the pitch celebrating their passage to the Cup final to be played on April 17 in Seville.
“You always win the same,” Cadena SER said that Monchi and Castro snapped at the Barcelona players, who responded forcefully before entering their locker room.
“They go home warm,” Messi would have responded, according to the version published in the newspaper ‘Mundo Deportivo’.
Barça sources confirmed ESPN that minutes after the heat, the representatives of Sevilla tried to lower the tension even by apologizing.
Monchi and Castro sat down with other representatives of Sevilla’s official expedition in the Camp Nou box, where the Barça protocol department had reserved seats for them.
ESPN He learned that during the game, in the VIP area of the Camp Nou, there was tension due to the constant comments made by the representatives of Seville, nervous about how the game was taking place.
Barcelona and Sevilla have met up to three times in the last three weeks and practically every game ended in controversy.
The Catalans claimed a penalty from Jordi Alba that the referee did not award after the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals in which Sevilla won 2-0. Then, Suso set the networks on fire with several crying emoticons to respond to some words from young Pedri.
Days later, the Seville Twitter account made fun of Barcelona after the Catalans’ defeat against Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.
Barcelona responded in the field last weekend by beating the Andalusians 0-2 in La Liga but again there was controversy after Sevilla asked Messi for a red card for a double yellow card.
Monchi was even caught by television cameras asking for the card and saying that “the crybaby’s statements,” in reference to Koeman, had “had an effect.”
The Catalan club won again on Wednesday in the Copa del Rey (3-0) to overcome the 2-0 in the first leg and this time the Andalusians asked for both a possible expulsion of Óscar Mingueza for a double yellow and a penalty per hand by Clement Lenglet in the last moments of the match.