Atletico Madrid Contest Three-Match Filipe Luis Ban

Atletico Madrid Contest Three-Match Filipe Luis Ban

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Atletico Madrid have become a huge hit the 3-match ban handed to Filipe Luis following the defender was sent off for any crude challenge on Barcelona forward Lionel Messi at Camp Nou.

The left-back was sent off in Atletico’s 2-1 defeat to Barca on Saturday following a high, mistimed tackle around the stroke of half-time left Messi on the ground and also the home bench angered.

Barca coach Luis Enrique described the task as “shocking” and also the Spanish Football Federation’s Disciplinary Committee chosen a 3-game suspension because of the “gravity from the action”.

Atleti, who also had Diego Godin sent off for obtaining two yellow cards, responded on Wednesday to verify their appeal, with sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero declaring the punishment wasn’t consistent with previous cases.

“Similar actions ought to be judged equally and also have the same punishment,” he stated inside a statement around the club’s website.

“It can’t be that the identical action that’s designed in the referee’s report could be punished with one game in a single situation after which ours is punishable by three games for Filipe.

“Filipe Luis is really a player with excellent records, instead of a violent player, a sports athlete. He visited challenge a 50-50 ball, touched the ball then later hit the opponent without having the ability to stop.

“Everybody that has performed football recognizes that there’s no misconduct here which can’t be judged in a different way. Three games should actually punish other actions, not this.”

When the ban stands, Atleti mind coach Diego Simeone is going to be without his first-choice left-back for La Liga games against Eibar, Getafe and Villarreal. The previous Chelsea defender could be readily available for the derby against Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu on Feb 27.

 

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