Spanish side axe player who travelled to Liverpool without permission for Barcelona Champions League clash

Lleida have parted company with midfielder Xemi after he made the trip to Anfield to watch the thrilling comeback the sun
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SPANISH side Lleida have axed midfield star Xemi after he travelled to Liverpool for their massive Champions League clash with Barcelona without permission.

The Segunda Division B Group 3 side are currently preparing for a monster game this weekend as they aim to gain promotion to the second-tier.

Lleida currently sit seventh – one spot behind Barcelona B – in their league as they aim to make a late push into then playoff places.

And with two games to play, boss Juan Carlos Oliva wants his side focused on the task at hand.

Xemi was sacked after heading to Liverpool to watch the Barcelona thriller

The Spaniard was formerly on the books of Barca, having played 44 times for their B team in the 2016-17 season.

With Lleida just 100 miles from Barcelona, Xemi clearly still has a place in his heart for his old team.

So he made the journey to Liverpool in the hope his former club would be able to cling on to their 3-0 first-leg lead.

Xemi will now be looking for a new club, having also played for Cornella and Oxford United in his career.

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