Competition Committee of the Spanish Football Federation

(RFEF) sanctioned

Athletic Club


Íñigo Martínez


four games

this Wednesday

for considering his action on

Sergio León


at the end of the match of the last League match against Levante.

Due to this,

Iñigo will miss the second leg of the Cup semifinals on

Thursday also against Levante at the Ciutat de Valencia.

As there are more than three punishment games, the sanction must be fulfilled in any competition, while if it had been three games or less it would have had to be carried out only in LaLiga, which was the tournament in which Iñigo Martínez saw the red one.

As reported by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), the committee imposed four games on the player for aggression, in

application of article 98.1 of the disciplinary regulations

, a day before Levante and Athletic meet tomorrow in the second leg of the semifinals of the King's Cup.

The arbitration report for the match on the 25th day of the League, also between both clubs, stated that Íñigo Martínez was expelled "once the match was over and while still on the pitch, he

hit an opponent in the face with force. excessive


"This fact was communicated to both delegates in the dressing room tunnel, since the player involved had left the field of play," he added.

The aforementioned article 98 states that "attacking another, without causing injury, considering as a determining factor of the fraudulent element, necessary in this offense, the circumstance that the action takes place while the game is stopped or at such a distance from where it takes place that it is impossible to intervene in a set of that one, it will be sanctioned with suspension of four to twelve parties ".

The Competition Committee also sanctioned Marc Cucurella (Getafe), Renato Tapia (Celta de Vigo) and Mouctar Diakhaby (Valencia) by direct expulsion with a match for accumulation of warnings.

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