Barcelona dealt HUGE Neymar blow for El Clasico

Neymar will miss El Clasico (Picture: Getty)

Neymar is confirmed as missing this weekend’s El Clasico clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid after his club decided not to further their appeal against his suspension.

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The Brazilian forward was sent off for Barca in a recent defeat to Malaga, and received an extra two-game ban for sarcastically applauding the officials.

This will be a huge blow for Barcelona as they travel to the Bernabeu in urgent need of a win to keep their La Liga title hopes alive this season.

Barcelona dealt HUGE Neymar blow for El Clasico

Neymar was sent off in the recent defeat to Malaga (Picture: Getty)

Luis Enrique’s men are already three points behind Real in the table, and Los Blancos also have a game in hand on the Catalans as they look to win their first title since 2011/12.

Neymar, 25, has 15 goals and 18 assists in all competitions this season as he continues to establish himself as one of Barcelona’s most important players.

All-time El Clasico results

Real Madrid wins72Barcelona wins68Draws33

El Clasico last 5 meetings

Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona

Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona

Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

However, he will now sit out the trip to the Bernabeu and Barca’s next two league fixtures against Osasuna and Espanyol.

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