Horizontal and Verical Scroll for Collection Repeat

I am trying to make list view that is scrollable vertically and horizontally.
I need to use a collection-repeat for the list items.

As soon as I put the direction: ‘xy’ on the ion-content the console gives the following error -

Error: Cannot create a collection-repeat within a scrollView that is scrollable on both x and y axis. Choose either x direction or y direction.

Question 1 - Is this by design or am I approaching this wrong ?
Question 2 - Is there any workaround for this type of situation ?

Having the same issue. I know we are not allowed to have the direction=“xy” but is there a solution for this. I really need the xy direction on the ion-scroll.