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Barcelona confirm they will appeal yellow cards for Pique and Suarez

Leganes v Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Barcelona have confirmed they will appeal the yellow cards shown to Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez during Saturday’s 3-0 win at Leganes.

Pique was booked in the 29th minute after a tangle with Nordi Amrabat which Ernesto Valverde was unhappy with after the game.

“I protested the booking because Amrabat made a lot of the contact, encouraging the challenge,” he said.

"And because the fans were pressing [for a booking]... but for me, it was a foul that could have been given in our favour. I'm sure the Leganes coach will think the opposite. But for me the card is excessive."

Source | Sport

As it stands, Pique will miss next weekend’s clash with Valencia due to a one-match ban after picking up his fifth booking of the season.

Suarez, meanwhile, went into the book in the second half after a clash with goalkeeper Pichu Cuellar.

It’s unlikely the yellow cards will be rescinded, but with Pique currently set to be miss the Valencia trip, the club probably feel it’s worth a try.

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