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Gerard Pique angry with penalty decision after Osasuna draw

The centre-back felt he was harshly penalised

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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was pretty unhappy to be penalised for handball during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Osasuna.

The visitors had fought back from 1-0 down to lead 2-1 at El Sadar but had to settle for a point after Pique gave away a penalty and Roberto Torres scored from the spot.

Pique gave his view of the incident after the match and explained why he felt it was a harsh decision.

“I hit it with my hand, but we always have meetings at the start of the season and they talk about distance to the ball. I didn’t have time [to get out of the way].

”I wasn’t taking up more space than normal with the hand. I was jumping in my natural way.

”I’d like the referees to try it. For me, who was in the middle of it, it shouldn’t have been a penalty.”

Source | Marca

Saturday’s draw is another disappointing result for the champions. They are yet to win away from home this season and have only one win from their first three games.

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