Ferran Torres Missed Penalty Against Valencia After A Disagreement Emerged Between Him And Ansu Fati

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Barcelona defeated Valencia by a goal to nil to extend their gap between them and Real Madrid.

Barcelona are now ten points clear with Real Madrid playing a draw with Real Betis.

Ferran Torres

However, the captivating moment was when Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati disagreed on who should take a penalty during the match.

Barcelona had a penalty in the second half, and Torres went so quick to take the ball and was really ready to take the penalty.

Fati came forward to beg the striker to allow him to play the penalty, but Torres decided to ignore his plea.

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Torres missed the penalty kick as he hit the goal post, much to the surprise of many.

Fati was substituted a few minutes after that.

Torres had been on a low note this season, and to boost his goal tally, he probably needs more penalties.

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However, it was not a happy afternoon for Fati, who was expected to score the penalty.

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez had revealed his plan after the Torres and Fati penalty disagreement.

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The 43-year-old manager made a decision based on the fact that Torres was the designated taker of the penalty in the absence of Robert Lewandowski.

Xavi stated that it was decided by the staffs and the players know about it.

However, he may not be on the list of penalty takers for Barcelona in the next match or if Lewandowski returns to training.

Xavi also urged the Barcelona fans not to crucify the Spanish striker for missing the penalty.


How Barcelona defeated Valencia in the Spanish La Liga


Raphinha’s first-half header gave Barcelona the win against struggling Valencia in the Spanish La Liga, despite receiving a red card in the 60th minute of the match.

Although the Barcelona side was the weaker side at Nou Camp, Valencia failed to make use of their opportunities.

Raphinha scored in the 15th minute of the match, with Sergio Busquets providing the assist.

Raphinha and Fati had the chance to extend the lead, but Valencia were able to regroup themselves.

Valencia should have gotten an equalizer with Thierry Correira, Samuel Lino, and Ilaix Moriba going close.

Barcelona had an opportunity to make it 2-0 in the second half, but Torres wasted it.

Five minutes later, Barcelona lost a player to a red card in the 60th minute, with Ronald Araujo being the last man when Valencia’s Hugo Duro attacked.

Fran Perez, Jesus Vazquez, and Yunus Musah all had the chance to equalize for Valencia, but they all wasted it.

After the match, Valencia now sit in the 19th position, and they are likely to be relegated at the end of the season because they don’t have a proper manager.

What do you think about Torres’ decision to take the penalty, and was Xavi right about choosing Torres ahead of other experienced players in the squad?

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