La Liga

Barca to appeal coach's red card

August 27, 2012
By Press Association

Barcelona have announced they are going to appeal against coach Tito Vilanova's red card during Sunday night's La Liga win over Osasuna.

Vilanova, taking control of only his third competitive match since replacing Pep Guardiola, was sent to the stands in the 70th minute of the match for what the referee's report claimed was "angrily protesting a play during the match after being warned by the assistant referee".

However, Vilanova says he was only calling for a foul and Barca have decided to appeal against the ruling.

Barca won the match 2-1 after trailing at half-time, with Lionel Messi netting both of his side's goals in the 75th and 80th minutes.