Barcelona confident winning Lewandowski ban appeal

Barcelona are appealing the decision to ban Robert Lewandowski for three games after his sending-off against Osasuna.

Barça are angry with the treatment the Polish striker has received. They feel his behaviour on the pitch is exemplary and that the referee was not correct to claim his gesture was showing a lack of respect in his report.

Lewandowski has been handed a one-game ban for the two yellow cards and a two-game ban for the gesture.

The Catalan club will attempt to overturn the two-game suspension for the gesture. It’s less likely they will be able to appeal the two yellows.

Lewandowski says the gesture was meant for Xavi and Barça feel the images should help them reduce the ban.