After Barcelona eliminated Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey quarterfinals with Wednesday’s 2-2 draw, Real Madrid players, who collected
eight yellows and a red card in the game, once again complained bitterly after the refereeing.
Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez, caught speaking off camera after the game, said Real Madrid’s players “are unbelievable -- they don’t know how to lose.”
Real Madrid has beaten Barca just once in the last 14 meetings.
Xavi’s comments will do little to calm the tense rivalry: He labeled Madrid players “animals” for their physical challenges.