The Spanish Soccer Federation has handed a two-match touchline ban to Barcelona’s manager Ronald Koeman, who was dismissed with a red card during their match against Cadiz that ended up in a draw.
The Football Club Barcelona seems to be a mess at a moment. After a dreadful start to their La Liga and Champions League campaign, the Spanish giants could only manage to secure a tie against the Cadiz side.
FT #CadizBarça 0-0
— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) September 23, 2021
It was a result of this frustrating start to the campaign that we saw Ronald Koeman in a heated argument with the line’s man after Sergio Busquets was yellow carded. This argument was not taken well by the referee who in return red-carded the Barcelona Manager, who was made to leave the sidelines.
The Catalonian is set to take on Levante in their next La Liga fixture this week. However, the club has put out a statement that they shall be appealing for the reduction of the ban from two matches to one, as the depleted Barcelona side is to take on defending champion Athletico Madrid next week and would require their Manager’s presence at the touchline. Currently, Barcelona is seventh in the league standings with 9 points from 5 games.