Chelsea’s goal was sent to Jules Kaunde for throwing the ball straight into Jordi Alba’s face.
Sevilla and Barcelona played out a 1-1 LaLiga draw on Tuesday night, marred by the French defender’s moment of madness.
Papu Gómez had put Sevilla ahead before Ronald Araujo led in Ousmane Dembele’s corner kick to equalize for Barcelona just before halftime.
The match went on after the break until Kounde – who has been linked with Chelsea – lost control.
When Barcelona defender Jordi Alba hit him from behind twice while they were arguing a throw, Kaunde caught the ball and launched it from a pass into Alba’s face.
The referee did not hesitate to show him a red card to the 23-year-old defender.
Despite playing with Man Advantage, Xavi’s team had no success.
His best chance to collect all three points came when Dembele made a shot at the far post with six minutes to go.
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The draw means title-chasing Sevilla are in second place but now find themselves five points behind leaders Real Madrid.
They travel to Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday in a match played without many players from both teams due to the coronavirus infection.
Barcelona remain in seventh place, 15 points behind bitter rivals Real.
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