BREAKING NEWS: Neymar to miss El Clasico after Barcelona lose patience with TAD appeal


Neymar will miss Barcelona's crucial Clasico against Real Madrid after the club lost patience with an appeal with the Spanish Sports Tribunal (TAD) over his suspension.

The Brazil star was shown a red card in Barca's 2-0 defeat at Malaga and earned an additional two-match ban for sarcastically applauding an assistant referee on his way down the tunnel.

Neymar served his automatic ban in Barca's 3-2 win over Real Sociedad, but the club appealed against the additional punishment to the Spanish Football Federation before escalating the issue once that appeal was rejected.