Barcelona coach Koeman to miss two matches after Granada red card

Ronald Koeman has been handed a two-game touchline ban by the Royal Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) Competition Committee.

Koeman was sent to the stands in the second half of Barcelona’s 2-1 defeat against Granada on Thursday for disrespecting the fourth official.

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Referee González Fuertes wrote in his report: “After being warned about his observations, [Koeman] again approached the fourth official saying the following: ‘What a character.'”

It means, pending an appeal, Koeman will have to sit in the stands for Barça’s games against Valencia (Sunday, Mestalla) and Atletico Madrid (May 8, Camp Nou).