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CONFIRMED: Neymar to miss El clasico

CONFIRMED💥: Neymar⚡ to Miss El Clasico⚔

Neymar’s hopes of playing in the Clasico against Real Madrid are over after he received a three-match suspension for sarcastically applauding after his red card against Malaga on Sunday.

The Barcelona forward was sent off at La Rosaleda for a second bookable offence, a punishment that carries an automatic sanction of one match.

However, referee Gil Manzano reported Neymar after the match for ironically clapping the fourth official for the decision as he left the field.

On Tuesday, the Spanish Football Federation’s competition committee confirmed that, on top of the original ban, the player would miss an additional two games for dissent.

A yellow card for Neymar in Turin against Juventus would earn him another suspension, this time in the continental tournament, and rule him out of the crucial second leg at Camp Nou against the Serie A champions.

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