Barcelona's Neymar may miss Clasico for likely suspension

Besides missing Sunday's visit of Real Sociedad, Neymar could also be banned for El Clasico after sarcastically applauding the match officials after he was sent off.

"It is very curious that a team that does not play rough gets some incomprehensible yellow cards".

The Brazil worldwide had brought down Diego Llorente with a late challenge, and then sarcastically applauded as he made his way off the pitch. He appeared to be shown a straight red card by Gil Manzano, but it turned out after the match it was a second yellow.

Barcelona, which is expected to appeal, had tried to defend the player by saying that he didn't directly address the assistant and never yelled or touched any member of the match officials.

The dismissal was Neymar's first in his four seasons with the club.

"The rules are there to be interpreted, but equally for everyone".

His two goals and last-gasp pass for the victor in the dying minutes of Barcelona's historic 6-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain on March 8 earned him praise.

Malaga stunned Barcelona with an unexpected 2-0 victory.

The tie quickly turned ugly as the referee was called to stop play on numerous ocassions as tempers flaired and cinical challenges became frequent, while the Catalans grew frustrated by their struggles to find an equaliser.

Neymar picked up two yellow cards as Barcelona slumped at Malaga.

We got a draw today, but I think that it's a case of two points dropped.

The report serves to suggest that Barcelona's stars will be desperate to right the wrongs from the Malaga loss in their Champions League quarter-final against Juventus with the first leg in Turin on Tuesday evening. After three wins from three games, including direct rivals for Europe, Villarreal and Celta Vigo, Eibar are now sixth in the Liga Santander and a place in Europe beckons for next season.

We put in a great performance but with five minutes to go we lacked that bit of concentration. "Now we have to switch focus and concentrate on the Champions League, a competition that is very enticing".

'If we book players for this, we have to book players for everything'.

A great game without any tantrums from Messi's heir apparent.


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