The decision of Spain’s Central Court of Disputes to release Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski from a ban has angered Espanyol ahead of today’s meeting between the two teams in the Spanish league.

Lewandowski was ruled out of Barcelona vs. Osasuna in the final round of the Spanish League before competition was suspended for the 2022 World Cup after receiving two warnings, but he made a spectacular move after his elimination when he laid down his hand on his nose when leaving the stadium, which was regarded as an insult to the referee, and suspended for three matches.

However, Barcelona announced yesterday, Friday, that its Poland striker will be available for the team’s match against Espanyol in the 15th stage of the Spanish league after the Central Court in Madrid suspended the punishment imposed on the player.

Barcelona said in a statement that the court granted the Polish striker a preventive measure in the form of a punishment imposed on him by the Disciplinary Committee of the Spanish Football Federation.

In a statement released by Espanyol after Lewandowski’s stay, Espanyol called the Spanish court’s decision an “insult and injustice” against Espanyol, especially since it was made just 24 hours before the meeting with Barcelona.

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– RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (@RCDEspanyol_EN) December 30, 2022

According to the Spanish radio “Cadena Kobe”, Espanyol is considering not playing in the match in protest against this decision.

Espanyol sees no legal arguments or demands justifying the preventive measure taken by the court.

Source: agencies

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Chang Michel is a sports reporter for 24PalNews. He has also covered sports for TV and radio in Miami, Newark, and Atlanta. Chang, a native of Queens, NY, graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in international affairs and French.

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