The suspension deprives Barcelona of Lewandowski's efforts for 3 matches

The famous Polish soccer player, Robert Lewandowski, received a new shock, less than 24 hours after he left with his country from the 2022 World Cup, which is currently being held in Qatar, after it was confirmed that he was absent from the ranks of his Spanish team Barcelona in the first three matches in the local league after the end of the current suspension. .

Yesterday, Lewandowski, with the Polish national team, came out of the second round (round of sixteen) of the Qatar World Cup, defeating 1-3 against his French counterpart, the world champion.

Today, Monday, the petitions committee of the Spanish Football Federation rejected Barcelona's appeal to suspend the Polish player, confirming the absence of Lewandowski, 34, from Barcelona's ranks in the first three matches in the Spanish League after the end of the current pause due to the World Cup.

Lewandowski was expelled from the stadium by receiving two warnings during Barcelona's match against Osasuna on the eighth of last November, just half an hour after the start of the match, so it was decided to stop him for 3 matches.

This incident was the first case of expulsion for Lewandowski in nine and a half years.

His last expulsion was on the ninth of February 2013, when he was still a player in the German ranks of Borussia Dortmund.

And Spanish media reports stated that the harsh punishment for Lewandowski, the former Bayern Munich striker, was due to the fact that he referred to the referee, Gil Manzano, the moment he left the stadium, about “displeasure with the referee’s decision,” while Barcelona indicated that he rejected this explanation for the player’s behavior.

Despite the numerical shortage in its ranks, Barcelona won the match 2/1 to start the stoppage and is at the top of the competition table after 14 rounds of the tournament, with a two-point difference against Real Madrid, the defending champion.

With this penalty, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez will miss Lewandowski's efforts in the team's matches against Espanyol on December 31, then Atletico Madrid and Real Betis on January 8 and 14.

Lewandowski is the team's top scorer this season, with 13 goals so far.

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