?Barcelona defender Gerard Pique could face consequences for comments he made about Espanyol after their recent Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg.
Espanyol, local rivals of Barcelona, are based in Cornella,
“Yes, of course, Espanyol de Cornella, they’re from Cornella right?” Pique said in a post-match interview.
After Pique made the comments, Espanyol issued a statement which read:
After Espanyol called for an enquiry from the
The controversy has forced the
When asked about his comments, Pique showed no remorse for his words.
“Espanyol are in Cornella, that’s obvious,” he said.
Barcelona midfielder Sergio
“They celebrated in Cornella as if they had progressed to the next round, but ties last 180 minutes,” said the midfielder. “We put them in their place.”
Barcelona travel to Espanyol this weekend, and tensions are set to be high between players and supporters alike.
The Anti-Violence Commission have declared this Sunday’s Catalan derby a ‘high risk’