Ousmane Dembele out of El Clasico following red card against Sevilla

Ousmane Dembele out of El Clasico following red card against Sevilla

- Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out of the first El Clasico of the season in two weeks time

- The 22-year-old was red carded for telling the referee he was 'very bad' during clash with Sevilla

- Barcelona have now climbed to second on the table after starting the season slowly

Ousmane Dembele has been suspended for the forthcoming crunchy El Clasico clash against Real Madrid.

The France international was handed a two-match ban for dissent during La Blaugrana's 4-0 spanking of Sevilla at the Camp Nou.

Dembele received a second booking in the 87th minute and was sent off by referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz for telling him he was 'very bad'.

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The 22-year-old was given his marching orders shortly after Ronald Araujo was also sent off for a professional foul on Chicharito in the 87th minute.

Barcelona are now short of one superstar ahead of one of the biggest fixtures in club football against rivals, Real Madrid on October 26.

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Ernesto Valverde's side started on a slow pace after recording losses to Athletic Bilbao and Granada, but have climbed back to second following their fifth win of the season.

But the Catalan giants trail Zinedine Zidane's side with two points and there is a possibility of overtaking them when clash at the Camp Nou.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo planted a peck on the side of Paulo Dybala's cheek during a post-match interview with journalists shortly after Juventus' 2-1 win over Inter Milan.

Dybala was caught unawares with the gesture but smiled to his Portuguese teammate who quickly walked off.

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