Lewandowski out for three games after Barcelona’s appeal dismissed

Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out for three games, after a Spanish sporting court has upheld his ban despite appeals from Barcelona to have the decision overturned.

The Polish striker was dismissed after receiving two yellow cards during Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Osasuna before the World Cup break – which would usually see the forward miss the next match.

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However, Lewandowski saw an extra two games added to his suspension by RFEF due to demonstrating a ‘contemptuous attitude towards the referees’. His ban was suspended by a court in Madrid last week, which enabled the forward to play in the 1-1 draw against local rivals Espanyol on Saturday – much to the dismay of their club officials who refused to attend the game.

Robert Lewandowski’s suspension has been upheld by the courts this week, meaning he will miss fixtures against Atletico Madrid, Getafe and Girona.

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