Pique was sent off after chasing the referee for Lewandowski’s red card

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    Gerard Pique’s last match in LaLiga Santander for Barcelona will be remembered for a long time. The center-back was soon to get onto the pitch and question Gil Manzano regarding his decision to show the red card to Robert Lewandowski once the first half against Osasuna was wrapped up.

    Pique jumps into the pitch to question the referee’s decision of showing a red card to Lewandowski

    Pique might not have liked the decision to not consider the foul on Marcos Alonso for the Osasuna goal too, with his complaints getting him a sending-off itself. It signifies, he wasn’t allowed to be present on the bench for the second half. 

    The referee wasn’t ready to hear from the Barcelona player, but Pique went after him down the tunnel. This wasn’t the first time that he has talked against the same referee. 

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    Back in 2021, when a match was on with Real Madrid, Pique chased down Gil Manzano regarding his discussion not to include more stoppage time. Similar to Tuesday’s game, the star center-back wasn’t a part of the playing team that day though he was on the bench. However, that didn’t restrict him from seeking answers from the referee. 

    The central defender had declared his retirement earlier and that signifies Tuesday to be his last game day in LaLiga Santander. He bade goodbye to Camp Nou last Saturday, but his concluding match away to Osasuna surely closed on a totally different note.

    The Barcelona player with the highest number of red cards with Stoichkov

    Pique is also the Barcelona player along with Stoichkov to have received the maximum number of red cards in his entire career across all the competitions. Both of them got 11 red cards. In LaLiga alone, both of them couldn’t finish 8 games, a figure that they share with Pep Guardiola. 

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