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Barca may call for replay if Lamine goal is deemed legalpublished at 15:56 22 April

Real Madrid 3-2 Barcelona

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Earlier, we brought you the reaction of Barcelona coach Xavi describing the lack of goalline technology in La Liga as ‘a disgrace’, following his side’s 3-2 defeat to Real Madrid on Sunday.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has now released a lengthy statement in which he says the club will consider requesting a replay if analysis proves Lamine Yamal’s disallowed goal crossed the line.

He added that Barca would not rule out taking “any necessary legal action”.

Laporta’s statement read: “As president of FC Barcelona, I would like to put across my dissatisfaction the day after the improper use of a tool such as VAR in one of the most important matches in the global schedule is marking our calendar.

“What I am in favour of is that, now that we have it, we always use to avoid errors that can lead to unfair decisions.

“As a club we want to be sure about what happened, and it is for that reason that from FCB we will make an immediate request to the Technical Refereeing Committee at the Spanish Football Federation for a comprehensive collection of footage and audio from the incident.

“If once this documentation has been analysed, the club understands that an error was made in the revision of the incident, we will take all available measure to reverse the situation, without discounting, obviously, any necessary legal action.

“If it is confirmed that it was a legal goal, we will move ahead and we do not discount requesting that the game be replayed.”