The game between Levante and Barcelona had its fair share of emotions, but nothing compared to the laughter caused by an alleged foul against Sergio Busquets...and Jasper Cillessen.
Both footballers tried to simulate a foul against them by Levante's defender Chema as the end of the first half between Los Granotas and Blaugranas approached. The ref caught both players in their attempts to fool him and asked them to show a bit more respect to the game.
Their antics were attempted to leave Levante down to ten men, especially since the hosts were two goals up when the incident took place. In the end, Barcelona was able to pull one goal behind Levante thanks to Coutinho's penalty kick, but this gesture will not be forgotten by football fans around the world.
Have a look at the incident here (Image could be geo-restricted).
Later, fans and experts mocked both players with some cheeky tweets. Have a look at some of them.
Busquets and Cillessen with a synchronized dive against Levante. pic.twitter.com/Mpus0RWfim— 0161 (@purjx) January 10, 2019
Some awful acting by Cillessen and Busquets, it's embarrassing.— Burim (@Burim_K) January 10, 2019
I think Cillessen and Busquets coordinated those dives.— Navid Molaaghaei (@navidjaaan) January 10, 2019
Looool Cillessen and Busquets peak playacting.— Mihir (@_buggywhip) January 10, 2019
This is what Busquets and Cillessen have just been able to di tonight.— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) January 10, 2019
They might have take too literally the idea of Barcelona being a Hollywood team.
Lucky Busquets that in 2010 v Inter there was no Var... pic.twitter.com/XpnDjZRBog