FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez Suspended For Two Copa Del Rey Games For Insulting Rival Team Players

Updated: 08 January 2016 21:44 IST

FC Barcelona issued a statement saying they would appeal the ruling, denying Luis Suarez insulted Espanyol players in a heated Copa de Rey clash between the two teams.

FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez Suspended For Two Copa Del Rey Games For Insulting Rival Team Players
FC Barcelona beat Espanyol 4-1 in the the first leg of their Copa de Rey clash at the Camp Nou. © AP

Barcelona:

The Spanish football federation has suspended FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez for two Copa del Rey matches for insulting Espanyol players. (Lionel Messi Double Eases Barcelona Past Nine-Man Espanyol in Copa Del Rey)

The referee's report for the heated cup match at Camp Nou that ended in a 4-1 win for Barcelona on Wednesday said Suarez insulted Espanyol players in the tunnel after the match. (Lionel Messi Scores in 500th Game for Barcelona)

Espanyol had two players sent off in the loss.

Barcelona said in a statement that they would appeal the ruling, denying Suarez insulted his opponents.

The return leg is next week at Espanyol.

Topics : Barcelona Espanyol Luis Suarez Lionel Andres Messi Football
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