Luis Suarez will miss the Copa del Rey final on May 27 after his appeal to revoke his second booking from Tuesday’s match against Atletico Madrid was rejected.

What’s more, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) gave Suarez a two-game ban for his actions after being sent off in the final minute as Barca secured a 3-2 aggregate win at Camp Nou.

According to referee Jesus Gil Manzano’s report, Suarez was sent off for throwing his arm in Koke’s direction while tussling for the ball minutes after receiving a yellow card for a foul on Juanfran.

The Uruguayan striker’s actions after being dismissed may have counted against him. Gil Manzano wrote that he delayed his exit from the pitch, ignoring the official’s repeated warnings, and then wouldn’t leave the tunnel area and retreat to the dressing room when asked to do so by the fourth official.

Therefore, Suarez — along with Sergi Roberto, who was also sent off against Atletico — will be suspended for May’s final against Alaves, who beat Celta Vigo on Wednesday.

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