News and notes from around La Liga:
As usual the media's interpretation, and that of fans, is -- to use Piqué's words -- premeditated. Barça good, Madrid bad; Madrid good, Barça bad. Now everyone is talking of Barcelona talking about referees, which they claimed not to do, and talking about conspiracies -- which they haven't actually done. Even Piqué didn't: the "premeditation" in question was not because of the shirt he wears but because of something more personal in his words, because of his previous actions in the game (and in that sense, he is at least partly culpable). Others, though, have done. As usual, many are the men committing the very same "crimes" for which they accuse their rival. Meanwhile, the Barcelona spokesman Toni Freixa came out and complained about the different treatment meted out to teams in Spain, insisting that Barcelona's conduct, including that of Piqué, has always been "impeccable." And now all hell and hypocrisy has let loose.