“We aren’t RM or Barca, but deserve respect..”

Osasuna striker Oriol Riera has complained about officiating decisions against his side and hinted ‘bigger’ clubs get preferential treatment.

Los Rojilos crashed to a 4-3 home defeat to high-flying Sevilla on Sunday, with the home sides players at El Sadar complaining about Jorge Sampaoli’s side third goal which gave them a 3-2 lead, believing Franco Vazquez pushed a defender before heading home from a corner.

"Since everybody is on the subject [of refereeing], I would like to let them know that Osasuna are here, that we are in LaLiga and not elsewhere," he said to BeIN Sports.

"We are not from the capital nor from Barcelona, but we deserve the same respect as other top clubs.

"During the play that led to the 2-3, there is a clear foul."

Sergio Leon had given Osasuna the lead before Vicente Iborra leveled things for the visitors before the break, but Iborra was at the heart of the action once more as he inadvertently netted for the hosts before making amends a few minutes later to restore parity.

Vazquez then headed Sevilla into the lead before Sarabia added a fourth as the game ticked into injury time, with Kenan Kodro heading a late consolation for the hosts.

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