Koeman suspended for the two most important matches of the season!

Koeman suspended for the two most important matches of the season!

Barcelona was in pole position just a matchday ago when looking at the La Liga table. But their unexpected 2:1 loss to Granada has placed them at the third spot with Atletico Madrid ahead with two points more and Real at the same tally. All the teams now have the same number of games played, 33, and Barca will face matchdays 34 and 35 without their manager Ronald Koeman.

The Dutch tactician was suspended by the Spanish league for the remarks he made towards the fourth official. Koeman was sanctioned for two games because he said "what a character" to the referee standing between the dugouts in the Granada match! Resulting in a red card the former Everton man got, the first in his managerial career, after which Granada finished its comeback. 

Now, the club will enter the key clashes of the season without their manager as Barca is set to play Valencia next, with the Atletico Madrid game following. Even though Valencia is not a top table side anymore, they are still a tricky fixture while the Atleti match is the title-deciding one.

Without the manager who really made Barca fire on cylinders, winning the Copa del Rey recently and playing beautiful football at that, Atleti will have a massive advantage.

This simple and pretty tame remark might risk Barca's season as a whole and considering that Sevilla is fourth with just a point less than the El Clasico rivals, the Catalan club might end up the season fourth because of it. The club has stated their intention to appeal the decision. 

Barca fans do have some good news this week as the talented Oscar Mingueza extended his contract until 2023. Furthermore, the reports from Spain are saying that the club gave Lionel Messi a 10-year contract offer.


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