MADRID (AP) Barcelona's last match before the “clásico” against Real Madrid ended with the Catalan club claiming it should have been awarded a late penalty in a 2-2 draw against Real Sociedad on Saturday.
The dropped points could cost Barcelona the Spanish league lead as it gives Madrid a chance to go into Wednesday's match at Camp Nou Stadium with a two-point lead - if it beats Valencia on Sunday.
Barcelona was expected to file a formal complaint to the Spanish soccer federation over the incident. Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente appeared to pull down Gerard Piqué by his jersey in stoppage time, but the referee - and video review - didn't make the call. Real Sociedad's first goal came on a penalty awarded in a similar situation, as Sergio Busquets grabbed Lllorente's jersey in the box.