Appeal against Busquets’ two-match suspension

Barça will present an appeal to UEFA against the two-match suspension issued to the midfielder following his direct red card at the Stadium of Light

FC Barcelona has decided to present an appeal against the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body’s verdict of a two-match suspension for Sergio Busquets after he was sent off in the second game of the Champions League group stage. The midfielder was shown a direct red card in the 88th minute of the game away to Benfica in response to a tackle on Maxi Pereira.

The suspension means Busquets would sit out Barça’s next two European ties, home and away to Glasgow Celtic, first at the Camp Nou on Tuesday October 23 and then at Celtic Park on Wednesday November 7.