After an unsuccessful appeal, a ban on Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski was finally upheld, and he will now miss Barcelona’s next three games.
According to Marca, the Spanish Administrative Tribunal of Sport (TAD) upheld the decision to suspend the forward for three games after considering Barcelona’s appeal of the suspension.
On November 8, during his team’s La Liga match against Osasuna, the frontman received a punishment for receiving a second yellow card and making a gesture afterwards.
Robert Lewandowski played last weekend against Espanyol after Barcelona filed an appeal against the suspension. Lewandowski will now have to watch from the stands despite manager Xavi’s claims that he expected the Pole to be available for Sunday’s match against Atletico Madrid. Read More: Al-Nassr boss making a joke about signing Messi first might cause a rift with Cristiano Ronaldo
Will Barcelona be able to manage without Robert Lewandowski?
For Barcelona, losing Lewandowski is a huge loss, and the team now has to decide how to line up without him. In 15 La Liga games this season, he has scored 13 goals. Strangely, it is possible that they could contest the ban once more, but it is unclear how that would turn out. Read More: Luka Modric rejects Big Offers from MLS and Saudi Arabia to stay at Real Madrid
The Spanish Supercopa and Copa Del Rey, which will be played the following week, are open for him to participate in.
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