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What was Robert Lewandowski thinking?! Barcelona striker red-carded for flying elbow against Osasuna

22:29 GMT 08/11/2022
Robert Lewandowski Osasuna 2022-23
Robert Lewandowski received a second yellow card on Tuesday for a flying elbow into an Osasuna opponent which left Barcelona down a man.
  • Handed yellow card in 11th minute
  • Sent off in 31st minute
  • Third red card of career

WHAT HAPPENED? Lewandowski's early challenge on Ignacio Vidal earned him his first yellow card before his needless, elbow-first barge of David Garcia ended his night.

WHY WAS HE SENT OFF? There really wasn't an argument for him to remain on the pitch, as it was a clear elbow from the Polish striker. There may have even been a look at Garcia before the collision.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Barcelona were trying to take advantage of Real Madrid's defeat on Monday night, but facing a 1-0 deficit to Osasuna at half time, they had an uphill battle. However, Xavi's men dug in and scored twice in the second half to win 2-1.

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THE VERDICT:

Man Utd fans with a cunning plan!

Even his own supporters could not defend the elbow.

WHAT NEXT? Lewandowski is now set to miss the derby against Espanyol on December 31, though he could have his suspension extended if the second offence is upgraded to violent conduct.