Actually out for three games
Banned Lewandowski can still play
12/30/2022 3:36 p.m
Before the World Cup, Robert Lewandowski is sent off at FC Barcelona. After the yellow-red card, he goes to the referee, which bans him for three games. A court is now overturning this ruling. However, the former star of FC Bayern should not escape a suspension.
The world footballer Robert Lewandowski from FC Barcelona, who was actually banned for three games, is surprisingly allowed to play on New Year’s Eve. The top scorer could be there against Espanyol on Saturday at 2 p.m., the club said about 24 hours before kick-off: “Lewa can play.” The arbitral tribunal in Madrid suspended the ban imposed on the ex-Bayern by the TAD Sports Court as part of provisional legal protection. Shortly before Christmas, the TAD rejected the Catalan club’s appeal against the suspension of the 34-year-old striker.
Lewandowski saw the yellow-red card in FC Barcelona’s league game at CA Osasuna in Pamplona after half an hour on November 8 and was then suspended for three Primera División games. The length of the suspension must now be renegotiated. As it is, however, Lewandowski initially has the chance to build on his outstanding goal record – 13 goals in 14 league appearances.
The relatively severe punishment for the ex-Bayern professional is due to the fact that the exceptional striker put his index finger on his nose when leaving the field and then pointed at referee Gil Manzano, expressing “disapproval of the referee’s decision”. recorded in the game log. Barça denied this interpretation, but initially failed with his protest.
For the attacker it was the first dismissal in more than nine and a half years, he got it with a tactical foul in the 11th minute of the game and an unfair use of his elbow in the 31st minute. Before that, he had last seen the red card in a Borussia Dortmund shirt on February 9, 2013. He was also sent off after about half an hour against Hamburger SV because of a rude attack on Per Skjelbred.