Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez revealed that. The reason for replacing Robert Lewandowski from the game was because the player was kicked. So violently by an opponent that he could not continue playing.
Azulgrana defeated Porto with a score of 1-0 in the second match of Champions League Group H on Wednesday night. With Barca now having a full 6 points from two matches played UFABET.
The important point besides the victory was the substitution of Lewandowski from the game in the 34th minute. Which Barca’s head coach spoke about after the game.
“We handled the difficult encounters that happened during the game well. Even though the first half we looked very good,” Xavi stated.
“In the second half we wanted to control the game more. Playing in the Champions League is a stage where you need more performance from the team than before if you want to win.
“Lewandosowski had told us earlier that he felt sick and had stomach pain. We subbed him out because he couldn’t continue playing.
“(Ronald) Araujo just had cramps. Let’s see how many of them return this weekend. As for my yellow card, it happened because I was involved in the game, I was angry, I protested. All of those things are not a problem for me because they have happened throughout my career. Now it’s difficult to change.”