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Barcelona's disallowed goal shows La Liga needs to embrace technology - The Guardian (blog)

Luis Suárez insisted the ball 'was in by a metre' after a clear goal was missed by the officials, but the Uruguayan equalised for Barcelona in the 90th minute to salvage a point. Photograph: Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images. Not so long ago Roger Federer ...and more »

Real Betis 1-1 Barcelona: La Liga – as it happened - The Guardian

Helluva game, kids, helluva game. In the end it was probably a fair result, given that goalline related refereeing snafu, but Betis dominated for much of the game, and almost all of the second-half. Lovely way to start a football Sunday though - cheers ...and more »

Luis Suárez saves a point for Barcelona in controversial Real Betis draw - The Guardian

Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suárez celebrates a goal with Argentinian forward Lionel Messi. Photograph: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty. Barcelona's title hopes were dented as they drew 1-1 at Real Betis, in a game shrouded in controversy after the ...and more »


Luis Suarez rescued a late draw for Barcelona at Real Betis, with the champions not being allowed a goal which crossed the line. Betis dominated and hit the woodwork through Dani Ceballos and Ruben Castro before Alex Alegria put them ahead. Barca were ...and more »

Over the line! Barcelona denied blatant goal by referee in Real Betis draw -

Barcelona were denied a blatant goal in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Real Betis when an effort was cleared from behind the goalline and missed by the officials. Fabregas in FA Cup dig at losers Liverpool. Aleix Vidal powered down the right before crossing ...and more »

Neymar makes his opinion about Barcelona's ghost goal very clear on Instagram -

Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw with Real Betis on Sunday after a frenetic end to the game that could have seen them go temporarily top of the table and put pressure on rivals Real Madrid and Sevilla. However the Catalan side missed out due to a ...and more »

La Liga: Real capitalise on Barca & Sevilla frustrations -

Real Madrid capitalised on slip-ups by their two main title rivals to open up a four-point lead at the top of La Liga. Matea Kovacic's first-ever La Liga goal put Zinedine Zidane's men on their way to a 3-0 win over Real Sociedad that enabled them to ...and more »

Barcelona grab late equaliser at Betis but 'ghost goal' refereeing blunder prompts more calls for video officiating - The Independent

Barcelona may not have played well enough for all three points in a disappointing display at Real Betis that not only leaves them a point behind arch rivals Real Madrid, who have two games in hand, but are on the cusp of falling three points behind ...and more »

WATCH: Luis Suarez and Neymar fume as referee refuses to award clear Barcelona goal -

Sure it might cost some money to implement the new system in the way that the Premier League has but the results speak for themselves and the clarity that British referees can now immediately afford to players crying out that the ball had crossed the ...and more »

Lionel Messi played brilliantly despite Barcelona's draw against Real Betis - GiveMeSport

Barcelona will probably look back on this weekend and identify it as the weekend that they lost the league. Their failure to beat Real Betis, coupled with Real Madrid beating Real Sociedad, saw them fall four points adrift of their rivals having played ...and more »