The Appeal Committee rejects FC Barcelona’s appeal and uphold the three-match ban
With the Appeal Committee dismissing FC Barcelona's appeal for the three-match suspension of Neymar Jr, the Club will appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
It should be reminded that the referee showed the Brazilian two yellow cards against Málaga. According to the referee’s report produced by Gil Manzano, Neymar received the first card for “not respecting the regulated distance before a free-kick, after being warned in advance”. For the second yellow, he was sanctioned for “bringing down an opponent when disputing for the ball”. And, in addition, he also wrote that Neymar “after being sent off and when he was heading to the tunnel, he went towards the fourth official and applauded him”.