FC Barcelona’s last match against Getafe brought not only a lot of controversy, but also criticism. It fell, among others: at Robert Lewandowski, who was ineffective at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. The Spaniards claim that the Pole may be a problem for Blaugrana.
The match between Getafe and FC Barcelona was widely reported around the world. Xavi’s team was unable to defeat the hosts and lost points at the start of the 2023/24 season. The match was shocking not only with its brutality, but also with refereeing errors. The referee showed three red cards, one of which went to the visiting coach. Robert Lewandowski played throughout the competition, but he was ineffective, which resulted in a lot of criticism.
The Spanish criticize Robert Lewandowski
In addition to Xavi, Raphinha and Jaime Mata were shown red cards. The former for hitting an opponent’s head, and the latter received two yellow cards for single fouls. The match ended with the score 0-0, which was a great surprise, considering that the biggest rival of the Pride of Catalonia, Real Madrid, scored valuable points at the Estadio San Mames in Bilbao, playing against the local Athletic (2-0, Rodrygo, Jude Bellingham). The Spanish media had no mercy for the referee, but the captain of the Polish national team was also hurt. According to “Marka”, Robert Lewandowski’s presence in FC Barcelona may become problematic over time.
Journalists emphasized that the top scorer of the previous La Liga season was rarely a reliable option for his team, and was invisible in the line-up, which had a strong impact on the course of the entire match. In their opinion, Xavi should have taken the Pole off the field earlier, although he decided not to do so. One of the Spaniards’ suggestions was that although Lewandowski could still be one of the most important pieces of the Blaugrana puzzle, due to his age (35 years old), he could soon be a problem for his team. FC Barcelona will play its next match in front of its home crowd against Cadiz.