Barcelona’s Gerard Pique Escapes UEFA Action After Questionable Booking
Gerard Pique won’t face disciplinary action after his questionable booking late in Barcelona’s 2- Champions League make an impression on Arsenal.
Pique was cautioned to have an uncharacteristically rash challenge on Danny Welbeck 5 minutes from time at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, soon after Lionel Messi’s penalty had put Barca 2Up within the first leg of the last-16 tie.
The The country defender spoken with coach Luis Enrique as a direct consequence of Messi’s second objective of the sport, resulting in accusations he had purposefully selected up a caution to rule themself from the second leg and provide themself a clear disciplinary slate for Barca’s probable quarterfinal.
Luis Enrique ignored that suggestion in the publish-match media conference, although UEFA has the capacity to impose a 2-match ban on any player found to possess got booked intentionally.
However, when contacted by Omnisport on Wednesday, UEFA confirmed Pique won’t be sanctioned, meaning he’s only ruled from the second leg against Arsenal on March 16.