Barcelona winger, Ousmane Dembele, will miss El Clasico against Real Madrid after being handed a two-game suspension for his red card in last week’s game against Sevilla.
The first El Clasico of the season will hold on October 26 at the Camp Nou.
Dembele was sent-off at the end of Barcelona’s 4-0 win against Sevilla for saying ‘you’re very bad’ to the referee, in response to teammate Ronald Araujo’s red card.
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Referee Antonio Mateu confirmed in his report that Dembele frequently used ‘Muy malo’, translating as ‘very bad’, and that he was shown a red card for dissent.
Lionel Messi tried to stop Dembele from receiving his marching orders by insisting to the referee that the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner cannot speak Spanish very well, but his efforts proved to be in vain.
Dembele, who has missed the majority of the season with a hamstring injury, had scored against Sevilla before picking up his second yellow card.
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The ban means Dembele will also have to sit out of Barcelona’s trip to Eibar next weekend.
Dembele’s unavailability for the two games could mean youngsters Carles Perez and Ansu Fati are drafted back into the team.