Ronald Koeman’s two-game ban is confirmed as the Barcelona boss will miss crucial games against Valencia and Atletico Madrid after shouting ‘what a character’ to the fourth official during their loss to Granada.
- Ronald Koeman has been suspended for two games after his recent performance
- The Dutchman was sent to the stands for ‘disrespectful’ officials at a loss against Granada
- He will miss two major games for Barca against Valencia and Atletico
Barcelona coach Ronaldo Koeman has been hit by a two-game suspension by the Spanish FA (RFEF) after receiving a red card in Thursday’s shocking 2-1 defeat at home to Granada and will be the visit of La Liga leader Atletico Miss Madrid next Saturday. .
The Dutchman’s suspension kicks off Sunday’s trip to his former club Valencia, where Barça is trying to come back from a shocking 2-1 defeat to Granada, meaning the Catalans no longer have the fate of the title in their own hands.
Koeman was fired in the wake of Darwin Machis ‘equalizing goal in the 63rd minute for Granada and in his post-match report, the referee said the Barça coach, who had already been warned about his behavior, spoke humiliatingly to the fourth official and’ What? a character ‘cried. him.
Ronald Koeman has been banned from sidelines for two games after ‘disrespecting’ a referee in their 2-1 loss to Granada
Koeman was accused of saying ‘what a character’ to a fourth official after being warned about his behavior earlier
The suspension, imposed by the RFEF Competition Committee, falls under the umbrella of ‘acts of disparagement or thoughtlessness towards referees, directors or sports authorities’, for which two matches are the standard penalty.
However, Koeman struck at the decision to send him to the stands, in which he spent the rest of the match giving instructions by telephone to the dugout, insisting that it was the fourth official who was rude to him.
“I don’t understand why they sent me away,” said Koeman Movistar. They said it was because they disrespected the fourth officer.
The Dutchman now misses two crucial games against Valencia and Atletico
‘I would like to know what I should have said. He’s the one who’s rude to me. If they do something I didn’t say in the referee’s report, then I have to do something. ‘
In the match, Lionel Messi opened the scoring for Barcelona before being undone by a second-half comeback in which Darwin Machis and Jorge Molina scored late goals at the Camp Nou.
Barça is third in the table with 71 points, two behind leader Atletico and with the same points as Real Madrid, which they follow for their inferior head-to-head record.