Luis Suarez hit with a two game Copa del Rey ban

Barcelona's appeal against Luis Suarez's red card in the Copa del Rey semi-final against Atletico Madrid has been ignored by the competition committee, and the striker has been banned for two matches.

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That means he cannot play against Alaves in the final on May 27, although Barcelona will appeal again against the ban. One match was automatic for his dismissal, the second added on because he refused to leave the pitch after being sent off.

Better news for Barcelona is that their appeal against Sergio Busquets' yellow card in the same game against Atletico was accepted and it has been revoked. He booted a ball off the pitch, but it was because there were two. So Gil Manzano's yellow card was stricken from the record.

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