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Barcelona and Real Madrid Fans Trade Words Over Gavi’s Physicality in Copa Del Rey Clash
- Gavi’s performance in Barcelona’s victory against Real Madrid has set off a war of words from both sets of supporters
- Barcelona edged out Real Madrid by a single goal in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg with tensions running high
- Barcelona will host Real Madrid in the second leg at Camp Nou next month to determine who qualifies for the final
Is Gavi the new Casemiro?
The 18-year-old midfielder definitely put up a stellar performance as Barcelona defeated arch-rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal on Thursday night.
Gavi tussled with Real Madrid defender Eder Militao in the centre circle, leaving LaLiga’s most in-form defender on the deck without blinking twice.
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Real Madrid felt the Barcelona midfielder was too physical and should have gotten more than just the yellow card he had against the reigning Spanish champions.
Others believe the referee was too lenient on the Barcelona midfielder.
Barcelona fans however came to Gavi’s defence as they believe the 18-year-old midfielder is only paying Real Madrid back.
Barcelona is expected to feature when both sides meet again in the reverse fixture in Camp Nou in April.
Gavi’s records of fouls keep rising
Meanwhile, Gavi is not afraid to commit a foul or get booked by the referee in order to give Barcelona the advantage in a football match.
According to AS Soccer, the 18-year-old has already bagged 59 fouls in 27 games so far this season and was again booked for the Catalans when they faced Real Madrid.
Gavi missed Barcelona’s Europa League second-leg knockout game against Manchester United after he was booked for grabbing Bruno Fernandes in the first leg and dragging him around.
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Gavi’s incredible ball control spotted
Earlier, Sports Brief reported there’s no doubt that Gavi is a baller. The 18-year-old has been turning heads with his performances for Barcelona, whether it’s during a game or even before it.
Gavi once again turned heads as he prepared for Barca’s fixture against Cadiz.
The youngster was warming up on the pitch prior to the game and stunned fans with his impressive control skills. Gavi was seen running around the field, effortlessly keeping the ball in the air.