28 March 2012

The Competition Committee withdraws Thiago Alcántara's yellow card

The decision means that the midfielder can play against Athletic Club this weekend.

The Competition Committee of the RFEF announced that the second yellow card shown to Thiago Alcántara in the game against Mallorca has been withdrawn. Therefore, the red card that the player received is also void and Barça will be able to name the Spanish-Brazilian midfielder to the squad against Athletic Club.

The appeal for Carles Puyol’s yellow card, however, was overruled. FC Barcelona have decided to not file an appeal to the Appeals Committee. (via FCBarcelona.com)