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La Liga verify size of Lewandowski and Cancelo bans forward of El Clasico


La Liga have confirmed that each Robert Lewandowski & Joao Cancelo will solely serve one-match bans for accumulating yellow playing cards and can subsequently be eligible to face Actual Madrid later this month.

The duo each picked up controversial yellow playing cards final day trip in opposition to Las Palmas which took their respective tallies to 5 bookings for the season, incomes every of them an automated one-game suspension.

Lewandowski and Cancelo have been each accused of deliberately getting themselves cautioned to take away the specter of suspension for the sport in opposition to Actual Madrid which follows subsequent weekend’s journey to Cadiz. La Liga’s disciplinary guidelines state that any participant discovered to have executed so will see their suspension doubled.

Nevertheless, league officers have now determined that there was inadequate proof to punish both Lewandowski and Cancelo, each of whom have now been handed one-match bans.

The 2 gamers will subsequently be unable to face Cadiz however are actually free to take to the pitch in opposition to Actual Madrid on April 21.

Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski might be free to face Actual Madrid / Pedro Salado/GettyImages

Lewandowski was booked for taking too lengthy to depart the pitch for a late substitution, earlier than Cancelo picked up a yellow for a cynical journey within the dying embers of the sport.

La Liga officers determined these incidents weren’t as malicious because the precedent set by Valencia midfielder Hugo Guillamon who, in January 2021, was discovered to have been urged by supervisor Javi Gracia to choose up an intentional reserving to seal a suspension.

Barcelona will even be with out centre-back Inigo Martinez for the journey to Cadiz after the defender picked up his personal yellow card in opposition to Las Palmas. There have been by no means any doubts concerning the intentions behind this warning.

With one spherical of fixtures to play earlier than the 2 sides meet, Actual Madrid discover themselves prime of La Liga, eight factors away from second-placed Barcelona.