Abuja – FC Barcelona will appeal against the red card which will rule striker Luis Suarez out of the Copa del Rey final.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Suarez was booked twice in Tuesday’s 1-1 semi-final second leg draw against Atletico Madrid.

His second yellow card, for catching Koke in the head late on, is the one they will appeal against.

Uruguay’s forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring a second goal during a Group D football match between Uruguay and England at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO

The club are also contesting Sergio Busquets’ yellow card for kicking the ball off the pitch when there were two footballs on the field.

However, the midfielder is free to play in the final regardless of the appeal result.

NAN reports that Barca ended the game with nine men, with Sergi Roberto earlier sent off for two bookings.

Speaking of his own red card, Suarez said: “I’m laughing at that second yellow card. It’s not even a foul.

“I did absolutely nothing. It was what he (Koke) wanted.’’

Meanwhile, defender Javier Mascherano suffered a left thigh injury in the same game, with the club saying they did not know how long he might be out for.


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