Copa del Rey: Barcelona announces Suarez red card appeal

Barcelona will appeal against the second yellow card given against Luis Suarez in its Spanish Cup semifinal.

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez was sent off after picking up a second booking for elbowing Koke in the second leg of the semifinal against Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou.   -  Getty Images

Barcelona will appeal against the second yellow card given against Luis Suarez in its Spanish Cup semifinal that will see the Uruguay forward miss May's final, the Spanish champions said on Wednesday.

Suarez, whose goal gave Barca a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou on Tuesday that saw it progress 3-2 on aggregate, was sent off late after picking up a second booking for elbowing Koke.

It means he will miss the final on May 27. "FC Barcelona will appeal when the competition committee views the referee's report," said the Catalans in a statement.

After the match, Suarez had said of his challenge with Koke: "It isn't even a foul."

But he retained little hope of being exonerated. "We already know how these things go. That is why I am so angry because it was absolutely nothing."

Barca has won the Copa del Rey in each of the last two seasons.

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