A Spanish sports court has upheld the three-match suspension of Barcelona’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, meaning he will miss Sunday’s upcoming game against La Liga hosts Atletico Madrid.
A club source said Barcelona would uphold the decision after another court in Madrid overturned the ban last week, allowing them to face Espanyol on Saturday.
Lewandowski was suspended after receiving a red card against Osasuna before the World Cup break in November.
The injury-time decision came after the appearance of the Polish striker, top scorer in the Spanish league this season, in the Catalan derby on December 31, but failed to score in the 1-1 draw.
Espanyol expressed their anger at the court’s decision and their president and board refused to attend the match against Barcelona.
Lewandowski will now miss the Catalan club’s matches against Atlético, Getafe and Girona.
And the former Bayern Munich striker was penalized with two more games and an automatic penalty after being sent off against Osasuna after making a gesture considered “disrespectful” to the referee of the match.
Source: Al Ittihad
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