Neymar will obviously be absent when the El – Clasico match kicks-off later on Sunday, after Barcenola submitted a second appeal to have his ban suspended.
A forth-night ago, the Brazilian was given a three match ban for his Red card and subsequent unruly conduct in Barca 2-0 win over Malaga.
The player last week served one game out of the three but the Club further seek an appeal to Spain’s Cout of Arbtration for Sport (TAD) to suspend the balance two games.
The game is an opportunity for Barca to close a three point gap Real Madrid enjoys over them haven played a game more than their arch rival.
Neymar’s absence seems to make their task a little tougher and boss Luis Enrique said: “For us it is like a final, only a win will do”.
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WILL THE ABSENCE OF NEYMAR TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM THE TEAM’S PERFORMANCE TODAY ?