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Barcelona to contest Dembele red card

Dembele saw red against Sevilla
Dembele saw red against Sevilla
Francesc Adelantado

Barcelona will do everything possible for Ousmane Dembele to be available for El Clasico on October 26, with the club set to contest the red card the Frenchman picked up against Sevilla.

The Blaugrana aim to present claims to the Competition Committee meeting, who decide on the length of each sanction in the hope that he will get a more lenient suspension.

Dembele was sent off in the latter stages of the game against Sevilla for allegedly telling referee Mateu Lahoz that he was “very bad” after having previously shown young defender Ronald Araujo a red.

Taking previous similar incident into account, dissent towards the referee is usually met with a two-game ban and, if so, Dembele would miss the duel against Eibar and the match against Real Madrid.

Barcelona are also appeal the red card of Araujo, who was sent off after a collision with Chicharito as the Mexican was through on goal.

The Competition Committee will meet on Wednesday to decide the length of each ban.

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