Robert Lewandowski slams Barcelona suspension

Barcelona star Robert Lewandowski has criticised La Liga after his three match ban was confirmed.

The veteran striker was dismissed in Barcelona’s final game ahead of the Word Cup break, in a 2-1 defeat away at Osasuna, on November 8.

The Polish international was shown a second yellow card by referee Jesus Gil Manzano, after just 30 minutes, following a reckless challenge on David Garcia.

Lewandowski appeared to make a gesture indicating Manzano was ‘on drugs’, in an incident which he claimed was directed to Xavi and the Barcelona bench.

Following the RFEF and La Liga’s review of Manzano’s post game report, they opted to increase Lewandowski’s suspension to three matches.

The update means Lewandowski will miss Barcelona’s return to action after the World Cup, in their Catalan derby against Espanyol, plus league matches with Atletico Madrid and Real Betis.

For me, it’s too long. The gesture was not directed at the referee, but towards the bench. I hope the appeal prospers”, as per reports from Marca. 

The 34-year-old will captain Poland in Qatar, as they open Group C against Mexico and Saudi Arabia before facing Lionel Messi’s Argentina.

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  1. Welcome to the Real Madrid and other 19 invitees Liga, aka La Liga!

    Forget about fair refs!

    Barca was and needs to be vastly superior to win the domestic title given that it is as if it plays all away games and virtually every game on Bernabeu!

    1. Looking back at last two games, you have to be suffering from cognitive dissonance to claim refs work for Real.

      All this while being a barcELona fan, traditionally a team thats getting benefits from decisions.

      Your post would somehow make sense if you left out Real out of your rant.

      Instead it was embarrassing to read your post. Thoroughly embarrassing, a clueless person.

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