Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been banned for eight games after being found guilty of abusing a referee.
The former Chelsea forward, 30, was sent off by official Jesus Gil Manzano during Atletico’s 2-0 loss to Barcelona in La Liga.
The Spanish Football Federation’s ban rules him out of Atletico’s remaining La Liga fixtures this season.
Costa, who can appeal against the ban, received a four-game suspension for insults to the referee and a further four for grabbing the official’s arm.
“Other players have said things and not been sent off, but that does not justify what Costa did.”