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What Pique told referee after Barcelona lost 2-1 to Real Madrid

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Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, confronted referee Gil Manzano after they lost 2-1 to Real Madrid on Sunday.

Going into the game, the two rivals knew a win would see them go to the top of LaLiga.

The hosts raced into a two-goal lead thanks to Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos, before Oscar Mingueza pulled one back 15 minutes into the second half

Pique was named on the bench and did not play a single minute in the game.

But that did not stop him walking onto the pitch and having a go at referee Gil Manzano, fuming at the match official after the final whistle.

Pique was mad at the referee for adding only four minutes extra-time.

Marca reports that the veteran defender felt that more stoppage time should have been played.

Pique also felt that his team should have been awarded a spot kick after Ferland Mendy appeared to pull down Martin Braithwaite in the dying minutes of the game.

During the game, referee Manzano had spent around five minutes trying to fix his technology due to poor condition, meaning Pique did have reason to protest.

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