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Barcelona make further appeal after Neymar ban is upheld ahead of Clasico

Goal.com logo Goal.com 21-04-2017

Barcelona will turn to the Spanish sports tribunal (TAD) as they look to have Neymar's three game ban reduced ahead of the Clasico.

The Brazilian attacker was sent off with two yellow cards against Malaga, prompting the authority to ban him for three games.

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A first card for standing too close to a free-kick after being warned, and was then shown his scond for a foul. However, he made things worse when he sarcastically applauded the referee, prompting a longer ban.

After the Appeals Committee knocked back their initial attempt to have the attacker back in selection for Sunday's game against Real Madrid, the Catalan side are not giving up.

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