Sport Neymar suspended, will miss 'clasico' against Real Madrid

21:58  11 april  2017
21:58  11 april  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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The Royal Spanish Football Federation has announced that Barcelona superstar Neymar has been suspended for three matches, and will miss the much anticipated " Clasico " against Real Madrid .

Barcelona forward Neymar has been handed a two-game suspension for sarcastically applauding an assistant referee and will miss Barcelona's game against Real Madrid in the Spanish league. The two-match ban announced Tuesday comes in addition to a one-game suspension

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, and Neymar da Silva from Brazil, right, gesture during their match against CF Malaga in a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Malaga and Barcelona in Malaga, Spain, Saturday April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor) © The Associated Press FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, and Neymar da Silva from Brazil, right, gesture during their match against CF Malaga in a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Malaga and Barcelona in Malaga, Spain, Saturday April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

MADRID — Barcelona forward Neymar has been handed a two-game suspension for sarcastically applauding an assistant referee and will miss Barcelona's game against Real Madrid in the Spanish league.

The two-match ban announced Tuesday comes in addition to the one-game suspension he was automatically required to serve after being sent off in a 2-0 loss at Malaga on Sunday.

A highlight of the Spanish season, the game between the league leaders is on April 23 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Defending champion Barcelona is three points behind Madrid, which has a game in hand.

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