Sources: Barca to appeal Lewandowski's ban

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12:53 PM GMT

  • Sam Marsden

  • Moises Llorens

Barcelona volition entreaty Robert Lewandowski's three-game prohibition to the highest sporting tribunal successful Spain aft the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) upheld the suspension connected Monday, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Lewandowski, 34, was handed a one-game prohibition past period for his reddish paper successful Barcelona's 2-1 triumph implicit Osasuna positive an further 2 games for his absorption to the dismissal.

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The Poland planetary responded to being expelled by making a motion -- touching his chemoreceptor and pointing toward the referee, Jesus Gil Manzano -- which was deemed disrespectful and arrogant by the RFEF.

Lewandowski denied the motion was meant for the official, saying it was intended for his manager Xavi Hernandez pursuing a speech they had the erstwhile week.

On those grounds, Barca appealed the ban, but the RFEF rejected their arguments, forcing the Catalan nine to instrumentality the contented to the Spanish Administrative Sports Court (TAD) connected Monday.

If the suspension is upheld, the striker volition miss the section derby against Espanyol connected Dec. 31 and the league games against Atletico Madrid and Getafe astatine the commencement of 2023.

He would beryllium disposable for the Spanish Supercopa, which volition instrumentality spot successful Saudi Arabia aft Barca's crippled astatine Atletico successful January, arsenic the suspension covers lone LaLiga fixtures.

Lewandowski, who has scored 18 goals for the nine this season, is owed backmost successful grooming with Barca adjacent week aft Poland were eliminated from the World Cup connected Saturday, losing 3-1 to France successful the past 16.

Barca, meanwhile, returned to enactment connected Monday aft implicit 2 weeks disconnected pursuing the triumph implicit Osasuna astatine the commencement of November, though the bulk of their squad stay progressive successful Qatar.

Hector Bellerin, Marcos Alonso, Sergi Roberto and Inaki Pena trained, portion Ronald Araujo and Franck Kessie did betterment work.

Lewandowski, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Andreas Christensen are owed backmost successful the coming days aft their respective nations were knocked retired of the World Cup.

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