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Barcelona to appeal Jordi Alba red card

Barca full back Jordi Alba in action against Atletico Madrid on August 21, 2013
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Barcelona will appeal against the red card received by Jordi Alba in the 3-2 defeat to Valencia.

Barcelona have revealed that they will appeal against the red card received by Jordi Alba in their 3-2 defeat to Valencia at the weekend.

The left-back was handed his marching orders late in the second period after picking up his second yellow card, but the Spanish champions are hoping that the decision will be overturned.

"The club have decided to appeal Jordi Alba's red card to the Competition Committee," read a statement on Barca's official website.

"The FC Barcelona left-back was shown his second yellow card on 77 minutes for 'knocking down an opponent in a dispute for the ball', according to Perez Montero's post-match referee report.

"The defender was shown his first yellow card on 51 minutes."

The defeat was Barcelona's first home loss in La Liga for 31 matches.

Antoine Griezmann of Real Sociedad celebrates after scoring the first goal during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Real Sociedad at Estadio Mestalla on October 19, 2013
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