Mallorca challenge Nunes red

Mallorca say they will appeal against the red card shown to defender Jose Nunes in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Osasuna.

Portuguese centre-back Nunes and Osasuna striker Joseba Llorente were shown straight red cards by referee Ayza Gamez following a clash in the first half of the game in Pamplona, but Mallorca claim that the match official was drawn in by play-acting from Llorente.

“I never assaulted anybody and in fact the referee gave a free-kick against them,” said Nunes.

Pending a favourable decision from the powers that be, Nunes will miss next weekend's home clash against Valencia, with Brazilian former Cologne defender Pedro Geromel standing by to take his place in the side.

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