Javier Mascherano has been given a one match ban after his appeal against his sending off in La Coruna failed.

Mascherano, given a red card for allegedly elbowing Deportivo striker Riki last Saturday, has also been fined €600.

The Argentine, a converted midfielder, will miss this coming Saturday's trip to face Rayo Vallecano.

“The video evidence does not establish conclusively and beyond doubt the existence of an error,” read a Competition Committee statement.

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