Barcelona issued an official statement today, Friday, confirming that it intends to appeal the decisions of referee Carlos del Cerro Grande, who expelled Dutchman Frenkie de Jong for playing in the midfield during the team’s match against Cadiz yesterday, which ended in a goalless draw. Without goals in the sixth round of the Spanish League.
The match saw De Jong sent off, after receiving two yellow cards within five minutes, in the 61st minute and in the 64th minute.
A club statement read: “FC Barcelona will appeal against the second yellow card presented to Frenkie de Jong to the competitions committee of the Spanish Football Federation.”
The club also clarified that it would also appeal the yellow card given to Sergio Busquets in the final minutes of the match, as the club stated that the match referee claimed that Busquets kicked the second ball that was on the field towards an opponent with possession of the ball and thus interfered with play, which is What the Catalan team officials deny.
It is reported that coach Ronald Koeman was also sent off after the end of the match for objecting to the referee.
Barcelona raised its score to the ninth point in seventh place, while Kadesh’s balance rose to the sixth point in the fourteenth place, while Real Madrid leads with 16 points, after its big victory over Real Mallorca 6-1 yesterday, Wednesday.