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Barcelona duo liable to shock El Clasico suspension after yellow card controversy


Barcelona duo Robert Lewandowski and Joao Cancelo are liable to suspensions from La Liga after selecting up controversial yellow playing cards in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Las Palmas.

Each gamers headed into the sport with 4 yellow playing cards to their names and understanding their subsequent warning would see them handed an computerized one-game ban, which the pair are at present set to serve towards Cadiz subsequent outing.

Nonetheless, each gamers have since been accused of deliberately getting themselves booked to make sure that they don’t seem to be liable to lacking El Clasico towards Actual Madrid one week later – a blatant breach of La Liga’s disciplinary guidelines.

La Liga guidelines state that any participant who’s discovered to have deliberately bought themselves booked to control a suspension might be issued with a nice and an additional recreation on the sidelines. Ought to Lewandowski or Cancelo be discovered responsible of doing so, they might be banned for El Clasico on April 21.

Joao Cancelo

Cancelo additionally picked up a controversial yellow card / Alex Caparros/GettyImages

Lewandowski’s warning has attracted explicit confusion. With ten minutes remaining, the striker was substituted however Lewandowski didn’t instantly reply to the decision to depart the pitch, with the referee later deciding he was intentionally losing time and pulling out the yellow card.

Eight minutes later, Cancelo was booked for a cynical journey, incomes himself his fifth warning of the season and the one-game ban that comes with it.

La Liga’s disciplinary panel will now study each incidents to find out the intent of Lewandowski and Cancelo, who will certainly miss Barcelona‘s recreation with Cadiz however could possibly be banned for the journey to Actual Madrid if they’re discovered to have deliberately picked up bookings.

Inigo Martinez additionally picked up his fifth warning of the season on the hour mark however the centre-back is beneath much less scrutiny because the timing of his reserving suggests it was not pre-planned. His warning can even be examined however he’s anticipated to see his one-game suspension confirmed shortly.