Barca to appeal Vilanova ban

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.