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Barcelona and Villarreal benches clash after Pique hand-ball denial

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The benches of Barcelona and Villarreal clashed at the end of Saturday's win for the Catalans.

After Barca's 3-1 win over Villarreal on Saturday , everyone on the Villarreal bench, save Unai Emery, went to find Xavi Hernandez after the final whistle.

The Barça coach, however, played down the incident, saying that "in the end we all shook hands and that's it."

Villarreal's coaching staff sought out Xavi at full time to dispute some of the game's key moments with him, especially the handball not given against Gerard Pique in the first half.

Xavi defended his interests and pointed out that Dani Parejo was lucky not to be punished for his early foul on Sergio Busquets.

The argument continued into the tunnel although it didn't go any further. In the post-game press conferences, asked about the tension between the two benches, both coaches played it down.

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