Koeman banned from accompanying Barca for two matches

Jakarta (medialnews) – The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has banned Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman for two matches after receiving a red card in a 1-2 home loss to Granada and Koeman will miss his team in Granada. La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid next Saturday.

The Dutch manager’s suspension will begin when Barcelona travel to Koeman’s former club Valencia on Sunday as Barca have to recover from a shock 1-2 loss to Granada, meaning the Catalan side’s chances of retain its title are weak.

Koeman was forced to leave the Nou Camp pitch after Granada equalized in the 63rd minute by Darwin Machis.

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In his post-match report, the referee said the Barca coach who had been warned of his behavior had spoken condescendingly to match officials shouting “what kind of a referee character is this”.

The suspension imposed by the RFEF competition committee refers to “acts of contempt or recklessness against referees, directors or sports authorities” where a two-match ban is the standard sanction.

Barcelona announced on Friday night that they would appeal Koeman’s suspension.

Barca are third in the La Liga table with 71 points, two points behind leaders Atletico and tied on points with Real Madrid. face-to-face Barça is inferior to Real Madrid.

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Journalist: Junaydi Suswanto
Editor: Irwan Suhirwandi

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