The striker for Barcelona, Robert Lewandowski, will start his three-game ban on Sunday when the Catalans play Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
The suspension was initially issued following Lewandowski’s expulsion in the 2-1 victory against Osasuna in early November, the club’s penultimate game before to the World Cup. Because the veteran forward received two yellow cards and a red card, he was just suspended for one game. However, he was also penalized two more games for reportedly gesturing at referee Gil Manzano.
Barça first asked the Spanish Football Federation to remove the punishment (RFEF). The club continued to attempt to exacerbate the matter despite the fact that the appeal was rejected.
Due to the suspension being temporarily removed while the matter was still being investigated by Spain’s administrative court for sport, Lewandowski was free to participate in the weekend city derby against Espanyol (TAD). Espanyol protested to RFEF as a consequence. Lewandowski won’t be permitted to participate in the forthcoming games against Atletico, Getafe, and Girona since the suspension has been maintained, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Additionally, it is implied that Barça may still be able to file an appeal, which may cause the ban to be delayed even longer.
Lewandowski has scored 13 La Liga goals in 15 outings since joining Barcelona in the summer, but strangely, he hasn’t done so since October.