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Jordi Alba calls for video technology after Barcelona’s draw with Valencia

The full-back says such mistakes can prove costly

Valencia v Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Fotopress/Getty Images

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba called for technology to be implemented in La Liga after his side’s 1-1 draw with Valencia at Mestalla.

The full-back hit Barca’s equaliser to snatch a point and preserve the club’s unbeaten record.

However, it could have been a different story if Lionel Messi’s shot, which goalkeeper Neto fumbled over the line, had been allowed to stand.

Speaking after the match, Alba was not impressed at all by the match officials.

"Everyone saw the cancelled goal," Alba said.

"We watched it on video and this happened before against Betis too. The cancelled goal was clear. Video technology is needed."

"The same thing [cancelled goal] happened to us last season. We lost the league because of those points.

"I was in the middle of the field and even I could see the ball had crossed the line."

Source | beIN SPORTS

It was a really poor decision by the officials, yet as Ernesto Valverde has pointed out, Barca were also helped this season by a poor decision in their win over Malaga.

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