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'Pique is telling the truth' – Fernandez backs Barcelona star over Madrid claims

Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez backed defender Gerard Pique over his suggestions Real Madrid were getting favourable refereeing decisions.

A fuming Pique claimed LaLiga rivals Madrid were being treated favourably after Zinedine Zidane's men were awarded a controversial penalty in a 3-2 win over Villarreal on Sunday.

Fernandez offered his support to the outspoken Pique, saying the Spain international was simply pointing out a fact.

"Pique is telling the truth," he told Esport 3.

"People may like it or not, but you have to respect it because you are telling the truth."

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Madrid were held to a 3-3 draw by Las Palmas on Wednesday after Barca thrashed Sporting Gijon 6-1 earlier to move top of the table.