After getting a red card for elbowing an opponent in the first half of Sunday's 0-0 draw against Getafe, Barcelona winger Xavi was punished for his touchline behavior.
🚨 Official: Raphinha & Xavi will be out for 2 matches. pic.twitter.com/0pHcQjf3Oq— Managing Barça (@ManagingBarca) August 16, 2023
Former Barcelona player Xavi was sent off with 20 minutes remaining after leaving his coaching area to protest a refereeing decision with the fourth official.
Referee Cesar Soto Grado noted in his report that he had previously warned Xavi, who had voiced his disapproval of the officials at the post-game press conference.
Xavi and Raphinha will both miss Sunday's game against Cadiz as well as the August 27 trip to Villarreal.">