Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele was handed a two-match ban for his dismissal in the 4-0 win over Sevilla on Sunday night.

This means Dembele will miss the Clasico clash at home to Real Madrid later this month.

Dembele, who had already been booked, was shown a straight red card just before the end of the game by referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz as he and his team-mates protested the sending off of defender Ronald Araujo, which had taken place moments earlier.

The referee’s report said the 22-year-old had told the Valencian official he was “very bad, you’re very bad”, even though Barca boss Ernesto Valverde claimed afterwards that his player barely speaks Spanish.

According to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) disciplinary code, the offence in question carries a ban of either two or three matches, or a suspension for up to a month.

Barca appealed, but Dembele was given a two-match ban by Spain’s Competition Committee on Wednesday and the winger will miss the trip to Eibar on October 19, plus the Clasico at Camp Nou seven days later

Araujo, who was making his debut after replacing Jean-Clair Todibo, has been handed a one-match ban for his red card and will miss the Eibar clash, while Gerard Pique is also suspended for that game after picking up his fifth league booking of the season in the 4-0 win over Sevilla.

Both defenders will be available again for the Clasico.

Source: Evening Standard