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El Clasico sent-off: Barcelona's Sergi Roberto banned for four matches

The Spanish Football Federation's disciplinary body has punished the Spaniard after it deemed his behaviour to be aggressive. 

Published: 10th May 2018 11:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th May 2018 11:15 AM   |  A+A-

Barcelona's Sergi Roberto . (Photo | AP)

Barcelona's Sergi Roberto . (Photo | AP)

By AFP

BARCELONA: Barcelona's Sergi Roberto has been handed a four-match suspension for his swipe at Real Madrid defender Marcelo during the El Clasico on Sunday. 

The Spanish Football Federation's disciplinary body has punished the Spaniard after it deemed his behaviour to be aggressive. 

In a statement on Wednesday, the federation's Competition Committee said Sergi had violated Article 98 of the disciplinary code, in which an aggression is considered "malicious".

The Committee has imposed a more minor punishment for such cases, which can incur bans of up to twelve matches. 

Sergi Roberto was sent off on the stroke of half-time for an altercation with Real defender Marcelo. (File | AP)

Sergi was sent off on Sunday at the end of the first half against Real Madrid, in a match that ended 2-2. 

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