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The court upholds the three-match suspension for Barça forward Lewandowski

origin 1Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski warms up before the start of the UEFA Champions League group C football match between FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich at Camp Nou. Madrid’s administrative court for sport has rejected Barcelona’s appeal against striker Robert Lewandowski’s three-match suspension in La Liga, Mundo Deportivo newspaper reported on Saturday. Peter Kneffel/Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH/dpa

Madrid’s administrative court for sport has rejected Barcelona’s appeal against striker Robert Lewandowski’s three-match suspension in La Liga, Mundo Deportivo newspaper reported on Saturday.

He will miss against Espanyol, Atlético Madird and Getafe.

The Pole was suspended for three matches after picking up a second yellow card, followed by a red card, during the match against Osasuna on 8 November.

The relatively harsh suspension was due to Lewandowski complaining about the decision, according to the referee’s report.

This was his first red card in nearly 10 years, most recently on 9 February 2013 when still playing for Borussia Dortmund in Germany.