The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) disciplinary opted at hand the Dutchman the shortest permitted suspension after his sending off within the closing minute for arguing with officers as 10-man Barcelona limped to a goalless draw.

Referee Carlos del Cerro Grande wrote in his report that Koeman was despatched off for “protesting to the fourth official in an ostentatious method, together with his arms raised, shouting and leaving the technical space, complaining: ‘hey, the referee has to whistle, the referee has to whistle, dammit, he has to whistle’ despite the fact that he had already been warned by the fourth official to cease protesting on the referee’s selections”. 

Koeman wished play stopped as a result of there have been two balls on the pitch.

“In this nation you get despatched off for nothing,” Koeman advised the press convention after the match, explaining that “it was for telling the fourth official that there was a second ball on the pitch, that he needed to cease the sport.” 

Koeman is underneath strain as a result of Barcelona are already seven factors behind Liga leaders Real Madrid, though they’ve a sport in hand, and have scored ust 5 objectives in 5 league matches.

He won’t be able to sit down on the bench on Sunday as Barcelona host Levante and on October 2 when Barcelona go to champions Atletico Madrid. 

The disciplinary committee additionally banned midfielder Frenkie de Jong for one match.

The Dutchman was despatched off in sixty fifth minute for his second yellow card in 4 minutes.

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