According to RAC1, Barcelona are set to file a new appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport to try and overturn the three-match ban hit on superstar Robert Lewandowski, after their initial appeal was dismissed.
Lewandowski was hit with a three-man sanction after he received a red card in the La Liga encounter against CA Osasuna prior to the FIFA World Cup break.
Barça had immediately launched an appeal against the ban, as they tried to get the first yellow card he was shown dismissed as well as the two-match suspension for his alleged offensive gesture towards the match officials.
However, the RFEF’s Appeals Committee dismissed the appeal made by the Blaugrana, meaning Lewandowski’s three-match ban was upheld.
As a result, Barcelona have now decided to go a step further in their bid to get the decision overturned as they are now set to file an appeal at the Court of Arbitration of Sport.
The report indicates that the Catalan giants have until December 29 to go ahead with the appeal and that the club will be demanding an interim injunction to prevent the sanction from being applied.
As things stand, should the ban be upheld, Lewandowski would stand to miss Barcelona’s matches against Espanyol, Atletico Madrid and Getafe.
But with the Catalans deciding to take the next step in their bid to overturn the sanction, it will be interesting to see whether their efforts pay dividends this time out.
Lewandowski arrived at Barcelona this past summer from Bayern Munich and has become a pivotal part of Xavi Hernandez’s side.
The 34-year-old has plundered 13 goals in 14 La Liga outings, while he also has five in five in the UEFA Champions League.