Barcelona: Iniesta defends 'controversial' Pique - FCNaija
La Liga By: Ambrose Udeme | 05/02/2018
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has defended Gerard Pique's controversial celebration following his late equalizer at Espanyol on Sunday.Pique grabbed the Blaugrana a late
Defending his team-mate who is hardly the most popular figure amongst Espanyol's supporters following his recent comments, Iniesta said: "These things happen in derby matches. I don't know the exact gesture that Pique has made. I hope everything is very calm." Iniesta explained in his post-match interview as published by MARCAFlying tackles and rough challenges were part and parcel of a wet Catalan derby on Sunday with Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde happy to accept that such is natural for these games.