Barça See Neymar Ban Appeal Rejected

Barcelona have failed in their appeal against Neymar's three-match suspension that rules him out of Sunday's Clasico against La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

Neymar was handed the punishment for sarcastically applauding the fourth official after being shown a second yellow card in the 2-0 defeat at Malaga earlier this month. 

The gesture earned him an additional two-match suspension, on top of the one-match ban as a result of the red card.

The Brazilian star will miss this weekend's game against Real Madrid because of the ban, as the Catalan side try to close the gap with the Spanish league leaders.