Espanyol to appeal bans

Espanyol have confirmed that they will appeal the dismissals of Coach Mauricio Pochettino and striker Samuele Longo.

Italian teen Longo, who is on loan from Inter, was shown a second yellow card by referee Perez Montero for celebrating with fans after putting the Catalan side 3-2 up with 10 minutes of their home game against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday remaining.

Pochettino was then sent to the stands for protesting against a decision. The match ended in 3-3.

Pochettino's assistant Toni Jimenez was also dismissed for his protests, although the club will not appeal in his case.

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