No penalty or VAR check for Espanyol defender ‘stepping’ on Nico

In the first half of the Barca v Espanyol game, Nico dispossessed David Lopez in the visitors’ half after a poor pass by the goalie

The Barca midfielder then fell on the floor after contact with David Lopez.

The referee did not blow the whistle and didn’t listen to Nico’s complaints.

“He stepped on me!” Nico reportedly told the ref.

The match official decided against doing a VAR check


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