Barca to appeal Suarez ban

Barcelona's sporting director Robert Fernandez says they will look to get Luis Suarez's red-card rescinded for the final of the Copa del Rey.

The Catalan giants booked their ticket in the competition showpiece courtesy of a 2-1 aggregate victory against Atletico Madrid, having been held to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday night, with the second-leg a heated affair as Sergio Roberto and Suarez both received their marching orders late on in the match.

Suarez was dismissed after picking up two late yellow cards, having scored for Barcelona on 43 minutes before Kevin Gameiro's 83th minute equaliser.

"We'll see if we can do something," Fernandez told reporters after the game.

"I think [Suarez] has no intention of going in with his elbow and we will review the incidents.

"I think that the competition should be protected and every player should be allowed to play in the final.

"Looking back on the match, Fernandez admitted Atletico were always going to come out all guns blazing given their wealth of attacking options.

"Suffering is part of football. We knew it would be complicated because there was a good team in front of us, with great players," he concluded.

Luis Enrique's charges could be facing a losing battle in trying to acquit Suarez of any wrong doing, with the Referees Technical Committee reportedly looking to extend the ban by a one more match due to the Uruguayan international's post-match scathing attack on the referee. 

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