Espanyol denounces before the RFEF the improper alignment of Lewandowski in the derby

The membership argues that the Pole ought to serve a one-match ban for being despatched off for a double yellow card in opposition to Osasuna

Lewandowski, in an assault play of the derby in opposition to Espanyol.EFE

The Spanish has filed a criticism earlier than the Competitors Committee of the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF) which requests the problem of the derby earlier than the FC Barcelona of final December 30 as a result of improper alignment of Robert LewandowskiThe Perico group considers that the Polish striker shouldn’t have performed the match as a result of he needed to serve, at the very least, the one-match ban that was imposed after his expulsion for a double yellow within the duel in opposition to Osasuna, the final one earlier than the break.

Espanyol understands that this sanction is impartial of the 2 matches with which the Competitors punished the gestures of “contempt and disrespect for the referees” of the attacker and that they have been appealed by the membership till they obtained the injunction granted by the Central Contentious Court docket of Madrid simply 24 hours earlier than the derby.

Espanyol despatched its letter to the RFEF at midday yesterday via the authorized advisor of the disciplinary committees division and, in accordance with federative sources consulted, within the subsequent few hours will probably be transferred to the Competitors Committee so that you can admire.

The criticism states that the membership “earlier than the beginning of the match, suggested in good religion each the referee of the match, Mr. Mateu Lahoz, and the RFEF itself in regards to the presence of footballer Robert Lewandowski within the rival eleven, which should comply penalty after being despatched off for a double yellow on yesterday of the nationwide championship. RCD Espanyol, as introduced on the eve of the match, will use all of the assets at its disposal to defend its pursuits and that of our followers, conscious that this flagrant injustice places the essence of our competitors in danger and that stated injustice relies on a hasty decision and with evident authorized deficiencies”.

Lewandowski was despatched off in Pamplona within the thirtieth minute of the sport after seeing two yellow playing cards for “holding” and “making a sort out” on an opponent, however the referee Gil Manzano mirrored within the minutes that the participant “made a gesture of disapproval twice of the referee’s determination, consisting of placing his finger to his nostril, after which pointing his thumb in direction of the referee. When he was about to go away the sphere of play, he repeated the gesture once more wanting in direction of the assistant referee and in entrance of the fourth referee”. .

Competitors defined in its sanction that the rationale was “attitudes of contempt and inconsideration in direction of the referees” and regardless of the Bara’s appeals earlier than the completely different federative committees, the sanction was maintained and was ratified by the TAD. Final Wednesday, 24 hours earlier than the derby, the Central Contentious Court docket of Madrid granted the precautionary suspension of the punishment imposed. The query then was whether or not Lewandowski might play in opposition to Atltico de Madrid subsequent Sunday, assuming that he may very well be lined up in opposition to Espanyol.

Misplaced match and fantastic

What penalties can this denunciation have for Bara? In line with article 76 of the RFEF Disciplinary Code, “the membership that improperly fielded a footballer for not assembly the regulatory necessities to have the ability to take part in a match, shall be thought-about as misplaced, declaring the opponent the winner with the results of three objectives to nil, except the next rating has been obtained, if the competitors relies on factors, during which case will probably be maintained. If it have been by playoffs, the one in query shall be resolved in favor of the opponent”. Because the match ended with a draw at one, the consequence could be that Espanyol could be the one so as to add the three factors with a 3-0 rating.

As well as, Bara shall be fined “from 6,001 to 9,000 euros” and the match “will rely in direction of compliance with the penalty imposed on the participant who intervened improperly.”