Sunday, September 30th, 2012
“If you want, I can imitate that headbutt with you, you then decide if it’s red.” – Cesc Fabregas to a reporter after Barcelona’s dramatic 3-2 win at Sevilla.
This should be a post hailing Cesc Fabregas and what could be a stunning return to form for the Barcelona midfielder who scored his first La Liga goals since January 8, 2012 to help secure a stunning comeback win at Sevilla.
Tito Vilanova’s side have now won their opening six matches in La Liga and look well placed ahead of next week’s clash with Real Madrid but Fabregas’ actions in getting Sevilla midfielder Gary Medel sent off, leave a sour taste in the mouth.
Sevilla were 2-1 up on 72 minute played when Medel and Fabregas came together face to face. Since the Chilean is known as “The Pitbull” it would be remiss of us not to lay some blame at Medel’s door but what Cesc did was cheating. Pure and simple.
Fabregas reels back, clutches his face like he had been shot by a sniper in the crowd and gives his team mates ample opportunity to pressure referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz.
Once down to 10 men, Sevilla wilted under the late pressure and Barcelona secured victory. To add insult to injury, Fabregas said in his post match interview that “we showed character.”
Cesc Fabregas’ dastardly play acting is on the first video below.
The second video is pretty damning on Barcelona – titled Fabregas, Mascherano, Pedro & Busquets – My Face Hurts!