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Lewandowski, sanctioned with three parties

Robert Lewandowski protests Gil Manzano after his expulsion in El Sadar. / Jesus Diges / efe

The Polish striker will miss the derby against Espanyol, the tough visit to Atlético and the demanding duel against Betis at Villamarín

Important setback for Barça. Robert Lewandowski has been sanctioned with three games by the Competition Committee, one for the double yellow he saw in the duel against Osasuna at El Sadar and two more for the gesture he made in reference to Jesús Gil Manzano, touching his nose, which has been considered inconsiderate towards the referee of the match.

The Polish striker, an indisputable reference point for the Barça attack, will leave his team without one of its references in a very demanding stretch of the season, in which, after the break in the club competition for the World Cup in Qatar, Xavi’s team will face the always hot Barcelona derby against Espanyol, to then visit Atlético at the Metropolitano, one of the most complicated trips in the League, and then tackle the demanding match against Betis at the Benito Villamarín.

He is not the only culé sanctioned after the important but suffered victory in Pamplona, ​​but he is the only punishment that will have real consequences, since the already retired Gerard Piqué Competition imposes four games for “insults, verbal offenses and insulting attitudes” to Gil Manzano, who he approached when the players and referee withdrew to the locker room at half-time and who, according to the match report, already insulted in the tunnel.

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