Gerard Piqué, protesting a decision of the referee


Competition ratifies the yellow card to Piqué, who will not play against Betis

Published:6/02/2020 - 08:01h

Updated:6/02/2020 - 08:01h

The Competition Committee ratified the fifth yellow card to Gerard Piqué, so the center cannot play at Benito Villamarín with Barça. The defender saw the fifth card against the Levant and the appeal filed has been dismissed

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Gerard Hammered was one of the players of the FC Barcelona that peligraba for the meeting against the Betis of this Sunday by accumulation of yellow cards. The defender did not have the care that would owe in front of the Raise this past weekend and saw the tenth cardboard of the campaign by an entrance to Borja Mayoral in the centre of the field. This patada cost him the sanction by which will lose the crash against the verdiblancos in Benito Villamarín.

The Barça presented allegations in front of the Committee of Competition so that they withdrew him the yellow to the defender, but from the Committee have decided finally keep it. This past Wednesday has announced that it has ratified the sanction to the ex international by Spain, that will not be able to play in Seville the Sunday. The last road that has the Barcelona to avoid this sanction is to attend to the Committee of Appeal or to the TAS, but is almost impossible that remove it to him.

It is the second cycle of yellow cards that fulfils Hammered this season in LaLiga, after losing already the crash of Ipurua against the Eibar for having seen the fifth. It is almost a negative record of the defender, that this year is seeing more cardboards that any since it arrived to the Barça. The course that more saw was the 2015/2016, in which it saw 12. Right now, to fault of little more than half turn, has received already 10, by what will be very simple that surpass it.

The level of the Barcelona was year is leaving a lot that wish, as it can appreciate by the number of cards that has received. The central no longer arrives to the played with the speed of his beginnings in Can Barça and costs him much more anticipate to the rivals that before. The general level of the defence culé also is influencing in this, since the defensive system shines by his absence and this causes that the central do not receive helps in a lot of occasions.

Umtiti Posits like titling in front of the Betis

With this already ratified sanction, everything indicates that Samuel Umtiti will play this Sunday in Benito Villamarín beside Clément Lenglet. The ex of the Olympique of Lyon has been headline in LaLiga with Quique Setién in two occasions, in front of Granada and Valencia, and has a lot of possibilities to arrive to the third. With the drop of Jean-Clair Todibo, the santanderino does not have more options and will have to trust the Frenchman to win to the verdiblancos.

The Betis is one of the teams that better plays to football in LaLiga and in attack have spare quality as to complicate him the life to the defenders barcelonistas. So much Umtiti like Lenglet will have to be more concentrated that never and will need also the help of the centre of the field. Win to the béticos is fundamental for the future of LaLiga and for this will be very important to keep the goal to zero.

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