Xavi Faces Potential Two-Match Ban After Red Card

Xavi receiving red card / Getty Images
Xavi receiving red card / Getty Images

Barcelona chooses not to contest Xavi Hernandez’s expulsion during the Atlético-Barça match.

Barcelona will not appeal Xavi Hernández’s expulsion at the Cívitas Metropolitano during the Atlético-Barça (0-3) match last Sunday, opting to accept the Competitions Committee’s expected decision of a two-match suspension, potentially escalating to three due to his recurrence, according to David Salinas of SPORT. Xavi’s fiery demeanor on the sidelines has earned him multiple yellow and red cards this season, leading to concerns over his absence from the upcoming clash against Real Madrid.

Despite Xavi’s fervent defense of the club’s interests, Barça is unlikely to prolong the situation with further appeals, considering it futile given recent outcomes and the inevitability of his suspension, marked by his second expulsion this La Liga season.