Barcelona Boss Koeman Slapped 2-Match Ban For Red Card Incident During Loss To Granada

Barcelona Boss Koeman Slapped 2-Match Ban For Red Card Incident During Loss To Granada

- Ronald Koeman has been restricted from the sidelines for Barcelona's two matches

- The Dutch gaffer was sent off during La Blaugrana's loss to Granada at the Camp Nou

- Barcelona blew their chances of moving on top of La Liga table as they remain in third

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Ronald Koeman has been handed a two-match ban for misconduct during Barcelona's 2-1 loss to Granada at the Camp Nou, Marca, Twitter.

La Blaugrana blew away a golden opportunity to go top of La Liga as Koeman's frustrations got the better of him on the sidelines.

Lionel Messi had put the home side ahead in the first half but Darwin Machis brought Granada back on level terms three minutes after the hour mark.

Barcelona Boss Koeman Slapped 2-Match Ban For Red Card Incident During Loss To Granada
Ronald Koeman will not be at the dug out when Barcelona takes on Valencia and Atletico Madrid. Photo by Pedro Salado
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And in the 66th minute of the match, referee Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes sent off Koeman off for constantly making utterances from the technical area.

Jorge Molina then broke Barca's hearts with a stunning heading with 11 minutes left on the clock and held on for a famous victory.

Referee Gonzalez said in his report after the game:

"After being warned about his observations, [Koeman] again addressed the fourth official in the following terms: 'What a character,'"

On the hand, Koeman stressed that he did not make any disrespectful remarks to the fourth official.

"I don't understand it because according to [Barcelona matchday delegate] Carles Naval they have put on the record that I have disrespected the fourth official.
"I have not said anything bad. I have not insulted him. It is incredible. But if the fourth official wants to be the protagonist of the night...
"I have commented on something, but with all due respect I have not used an ugly word.

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"He responded to me in a way that is not good. He has disrespected me.
"If they put something that I did not say in the report, I have to do something.
"It affects me not to sit on the bench, because I have not done anything wrong."

The Dutch boss will now miss Barcelona's games against and the potential title decider with Atletico Madrid.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Lionel Messi could commit his immediate future to Barcelona for the next ten years, reports by The Sun claim.

The 33-year-old will be out of contract at the Camp Nou during the summer and La Blaugrana captain is yet to announce his next destination.

Reports from The Times claim new president Joan Laporta has tabled a new deal for Messi and both parties have begun discussions.

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