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Barcelona’s Gavi escapes VAR punishment after shoving Man Utd’s Bruno Fernandes

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BARCELONA ace Gavi escaped punishment from VAR after shoving Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes to the ground. United picked up a 2-2 draw against Barca at the Nou Camp in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 32 clash. 2Barcelona’s Gavi and Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes collided off the ball 2Gavi shoved Fernandes to the ground but escaped VAR punishment And Red Devils fans were left baffled that the off-the-ball clash between the Spain international and Fernandes was ignored. The Portugal international cheekily caught Gavi on the back of the ankle. But the 18-year-old didn’t take it well and responded with a left on Fernandes’ back. The United playmaker went down but no action was taken by referee Maurizio Mariani or Massimiliano Irrati on VAR. Fans were left puzzled and took to Twitter to express their bewilderment. One supporter tweeted: “Red card to Gavi how can he floor Fernandes like that?” Another commented: “Gavi gets no yellow card for hitting Bruno Fernandes?” A third posted: “Gavi thought he was whinging s***house? Meet Bruno Fernandes.” Most read in Football FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS – BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERS This fan wrote: “Bruno Fernandes is not going to take a liking to Gavi.” And that one tweeted: “Gavi’s been instructed to wind up Bruno Fernandes, Xavi knows he can upset Bruno and Gavi is the ultimate wind-up. Brilliant.” Gavi, though, didn’t escape a booking during the match and will be suspended from the return fixture at Old Trafford next week. That was the Barcelona teenager’s third yellow card in Europe this season.

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