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Barcelona’s Win Over Porto Overshadowed by Refereeing Controversy

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Joao Cancelo and Ronald Araujo have criticized the referee after Barcelona’s 1-0 victory over Porto in the Champions League. Explore Barcelona’s Win Over Porto

Barcelona won the match thanks to a goal from Ferran Torres, but Cancelo and Araujo were unhappy with the performance of the referee, Danny Makkelie.

Cancelo’s Araujo’s reaction

Cancelo was particularly critical of Makkelie’s decision to award a penalty to Porto in the first half. The penalty was later overturned after a VAR review, but Cancelo believes that Makkelie made a mistake.

“The referee was not good,” Cancelo said. “He gave a penalty that wasn’t a penalty. He needs to be more careful.”

Araujo was also unhappy with Makkelie’s performance, but he was more general in his criticism.

“The referee was not good,” Araujo said. “He made a lot of mistakes. He needs to do better.”

Barcelona’s Win Over Porto: Barcelona’s performance

Despite the controversy over the referee, Barcelona deservedly won the match. They created the better chances throughout the game, and they could have won by a more comfortable margin.

Barcelona’s performance was particularly impressive considering that they were without several key players, including Robert Lewandowski, Pedri, and Ansu Fati.

What does the future hold for Barcelona?

Barcelona’s victory over Porto was a big boost for the club. They are now top of their Champions League group, and they are well-placed to qualify for the knockout stages.

Barcelona are also in the running for the La Liga title. They are currently second in the table, two points behind Real Madrid.

Also, Barcelona’s young players are starting to come of age, and the club is looking to the future with optimism. If they can stay injury-free, Barcelona will be a force to be reckoned with in both the Champions League and La Liga this season.

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