Barça has reason to still believe in the title. Despite the defeat last week against Granada, the Culés recovered by going to win on the lawn of Valencia 3-2 this weekend. Above all, there is the reception of Atlético de Madrid, the leader, which looms next Saturday. This is the message that Lionel Messi wanted to convey to the entire locker room. This Monday, the captain invited his teammates and their companions, in addition to a few members of the staff, to his home, time to share a meal and to bond.
Problem, we are still in a period of a pandemic and private gatherings of several dozen people are not yet authorized. According to Cadena Ser, authorities suspect that the health protocol put in place has not been respected and that the bubble has exploded. The Spanish football league has therefore opened a preliminary file on all the players participating in this meeting. This is a first step before possibly moving on to disciplinary proceedings. This is not the first time that this has happened in Spain. Earlier during the pandemic, Sevilla FC and Gijon had been the subject of investigations.
💥 Informa @isaacfouto🗃️ @LaLiga abre expediente de información reservada a los jugadores del Barça that we will study at the Messi fiesta por vulnerability del protocolo📌 Paso previo a un expediente disciplinario🗄️ Mismo procedimiento que con los jugadores de Sevilla y Sporting pic.twitter.com/ftGonGE2nD
– El Partidazo by COPE (@partidazocope) May 4, 2021