FC Barcelona: Neymar absent from Clasico against Real Madrid
Football – Spanish Championship – Neymar will not play against Real Madrid. (N. Luttiau / The Team) (The Team)
Neymar will not play against Real Madrid. (N. Luttiau / The Team) (The Team)
FC Barcelona tried to do it all by seizing the CAS in order to play Neymar on Sunday night at the Clasico. Suspended three games after receiving a red card on April 8 against Malaga, the Brazilian is not in the group that moves to the Bernabeu stadium.
But it was finally Barça that decided not to retain Neymar “because of the legal uncertainty resulting from the lack of response from the CAS to less than 12 hours of the match and to focus his attention on the sportsman , The Catalan club said in a statement.
FC Barcelona nevertheless slipped a small tackle to the TAS expressing its “stupefaction to the enormous legal vacuum implied by the refusal of the TAD to exercise its judicial functions, a fact that is damaging both the club and the competition.”