In the La Liga match between Sevilla and Barcelona, Sergio Ramos of Sevilla scored an own goal, which gave Barcelona the victory.
Ramos, a Real Madrid great who is currently playing for Sevilla after spending the previous two years at Paris Saint-Germain, was competing against Barcelona in a record-setting 34th La Liga encounter.
The 37-year-old player ultimately decided the outcome of the match when he deflected Lamine Yamal’s header into the other goal and past his own goalkeeper.
In the first half of a game that was wide open, Barca was deserving of the victory, and Joao Felix had a shot that hit the underside of the crossbar.
The only negative aspect of a triumph that put Barcelona on top of the La Liga standings, one point ahead of their crosstown rivals Girona, was that Barca’s Raphinha suffered a hamstring injury in the first half.
In retaliation for the bribery scandal that surrounded Barcelona, Sevilla chose not to send any representatives to the VIP section of the stadium.
In exchange for favorable officiating rulings, the soccer club Barcelona is being investigated for allegedly making bribes to Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira, who served as a vice president of the referees’ committee in the past.
Uefa is also looking into the situation at this time.
Thursday was the day that members of the Spanish Civil Guard conducted a search of the headquarters of the Spanish Technical Committee of Referees.
A statement issued by Sevilla read as follows: “We express our complete outrage and condemn the actions carried out by the former officials of FC Barcelona who are indicted in the Negreira case, actions that are allegedly considered criminal by the Court of Instruction of Barcelona, as stated in the court order disseminated in the media.” This was taken from the court order.
In response, Barcelona issued a statement in which they denied any wrongdoing and called Sevilla’s actions “an attack against the Catalan institution and an unacceptable offence.” Sevilla has denied any wrongdoing.