Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski was reportedly concerned in a post-match spat with teammate Ansu Fati following the membership’s exit from the Europa League on Thursday evening.
The Spanish giants have been dumped out of the competitors following a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Previous Trafford as Xavi’s males went 4-3 on mixture by the hands of the Purple Devils.
Though Lewandowski entered the scoresheet from the penalty spot, he turned visibly annoyed later within the match when Fati blocked a cross meant for Barcelona’s quantity 9.
These frustrations didn’t cease when the staff returned to the locker room, and in keeping with IFconfronted 34-year-old Fati and expressed his grievances to his teammate.
The report states that the Polish attacker was “well-mannered” throughout his complaints, however identified to the younger Spaniard that this was not the primary time this had occurred.
Robert Lewandowski was annoyed with Ansu Fati (R) after Thursday’s defeat to Man Utd
Fati and Lewandowski have been apparently concerned in an altercation within the locker room after the sport
Fati – who didn’t begin the sport however got here on within the final fifteen minutes – then defended himself by claiming that he had not seen Lewandowski through the transfer, prompting him to attempt to get to the tip of the cross.
Lewandowski has been an enormous success for the Catalans, scoring 25 targets in 30 video games since his transfer from Bayern Munich in the summertime.
His targets have contributed to Barcelona’s wholesome lead on the prime of LaLiga, the place the eight-point lead rivals Actual Madrid with 16 video games left earlier than the tip of the season.
Xavi’s males are additionally nonetheless the Copa del Rey and can face Actual Madrid within the first leg of the semi-final on Thursday. Nonetheless, their European marketing campaign has come to an finish following United’s defeat.
There have been no indicators from the usually mild-mannered Lewandowski of his frustrations in a post-match put up he posted on social media reflecting on the evening’s occasions.
“We fought till the final minute, however sadly it wasn’t sufficient tonight.” Lewandowski stated.
“We’re disenchanted, however we nonetheless have trophies to win this season. Thanks to your assist.’
Lewandowski scored from the penalty spot however United would go on to win the match 2–1
The previous Bayern Munich star was unable to make use of his clout to stage Barcelona
It comes after one other blow to Barca and Fati – who’s on the verge of being sidelined after struggling a knee harm in coaching.
On Barcelona’s return to Spain in preparation for his or her subsequent LaLiga match towards Almeria this weekend, 20-year-old Fati suffered a setback with a bruise to his left knee.
It’s not clear how lengthy the striker might be absent for Xavi’s facet as they concentrate on home affairs. They may also need to attempt to navigate the fighters Almeria with out Pedri and Ousmane Dembele.
Fati has performed in 34 video games for Barcelona this season, scoring six targets. Nonetheless, he has struggled to make the primary staff, beginning simply ten video games for Xavi’s facet in 2022/23.
Barcelona return to motion tomorrow, once they journey to LaLiga wrestlers Almeria, 24 hours after their title rivals Actual Atletico host within the Madrid derby.
Fati will miss Barcelona’s conflict with Almeria as a consequence of a twisted knee